Minorities in Publishing

Hosted ByJenn Baker

Bimonthly podcast from publishing professionals Bev Rivero & Jenn Baker, and other industry insiders, on diversity (or lack thereof) in the industry.


All Episodes

Episode 131: Interview with Newbery-honor author Alicia D. Williams

[This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation. Intro/Outro music is by Moutaineer and licensed through  (Content Warning: At around the 20-minute mark there is mention of the video of Ahmaud Arbery’s death and the last…

Episode 130: Interview with Newbery honored author/illustrator Pedro Martín

[This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.] For the 10th anniversary year of Minorities in Pub, Jenn welcomes recent Newbery honoree and Pura Belpré winning author/illustrator Pedro Martín! Pedro talks about his entry…

Episode 129: Interview with bestselling author Renée Watson

[This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.] For the 10th anniversary year of Minorities in Pub, Jenn welcomes back best-selling & award-winning author Renée Watson for her fourth episode (in a year she has 4 books…

Episode 128: Interview with young adult author Matt Mendez

[This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.] For the 10th anniversary year of Minorities in Pub, Jenn speaks with author about his new young adult novel, The Broke Hearts, a companion to his debut…

Episode 127: Interview with graphic novelist Elizabeth Agyemang

[This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.] Jenn speaks with editor and graphic novelist/author Elizabeth Agyemang (Fibbed) about her debut middle grade, finding space for her professional and creative life, how she’s…

Episode 126: Interview with Publicity & Outreach at Candlewick Books!

[This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.] Jenn speaks with Candlewick publicity manager Jamie Tan (a 2020 PW StarWatch honoree and ) and former Candlewick outreach manager Ally Russell (whose debut middle grade pubs…

Episode 125: Interview with debut novelist Namrata Poddar

[This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.] Jenn speaks with debut novelist Namrata Poddar about her book  (longlisted for the 2022 Center of Fiction First Novel Prize), pursuing publication with an small…

Episode 124: Interview with Kashana Cauley

[This interview was conducted online so there may be some audio variation.] Jenn speaks with TV writer and journalist Kashana Cauley author of the debut novel  out now from Soft Skull Press. Kashana talks about the many drafts before this novel…

Episode 123: Members of the HarperCollins Union Speak Out

[This interview was conducted via Zoom with several participants, so there may be some audio variation.] Ten days into the HarperCollins Union strike, four employees and union members–Doris, Genessee, Ahmunet, and Parrish–spoke to Jenn about the…

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