Glory Edim, the writer, editor and founder of the Well-Read Black Girl book club, is launching a new series of books featuring Liveright, the publisher announced in a press release.
WRBG x Liveright will debut in 2023 with a roster that will include “women and non-binary authors, with a focus on people of color and traditionally underrepresented voices,” Liveright said.
Edim founded Well-Read Black Girl on Instagram in 2015. It has since grown into a huge reading community highlighting the work of black women authors; are Instagram account has over 428,000 followers.
Edim has edited two books inspired by her literary community: Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves and On Girlhood: 15 Stories From The Well-Read Black Girl Library†
Liveright said Edim’s series will “celebrate POC and underrepresented voices and build on the legacy of Liveright’s legendary fiction list,” and will have two books published each year.
Edim shared the news about the series on Well-Read Black Girl’s Instagram account, to write“I founded Well-Read Black Girl in 2015 to serve as a unique, affirming space for black women to meet literature and engage in critical conversation. I am well aware of the profound structural changes taking place in publishing and public education — and the tide of mounting discord that is silencing authors of color and queer, non-binary, trans and disabled writers — it’s the perfect time to expand our collective work. and diversity is needed in these vital spaces!”
Michael Schaub is a Texas-based journalist and a regular contributor to NPR.