A bookworm starts a novel chapter in a pandemic

For four years, Lisa Lucas has been championing American literature as executive director of the National Book Foundation. In January, Lucas will start a new chapter at Pantheon and Schocken Books as senior vice president and publisher. “I was a copy editor for an ice hockey magazine, I’ve sold concessions at a theater, I’ve been a nanny, … all the way to becoming publisher of Pantheon,” said Lucas, who served as publisher of Guernica and director of education at the Tribeca Film Institute before joining the National Book Foundation.

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