Book Council

The Foundation’s Book Council helps reach out to the
next generation of leaders in the literary community.

(All affiliations updated as of 11/2023.)

Regina Brooks
Founder & President
Serendipity Literary Agency

Ken Chen
Associate Director of Creative Writing
Barnard College

Aaron Crowell
Clarick Gueron Reisbaum LLP

Rachel Fershleiser
VP/Associate Publisher
Catapult, Counterpoint & Soft Skull Press

Katie Freeman
Cento Lit

Mitchell S. Jackson
Arizona State University

Tom Kretchmar
Matrimonial and Family Law Attorney
Chemtob Moss Forman & Beyda, LLP

Julia Livingston
Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

Neil Manzullo
Senior Counsel
United States Senate Chief Counsel for Employment

Maxwell Neely-Cohen

Kevin Nguyen
Deputy Editor
The Verge

Steph Opitz
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Katie Raissian
Senior Editor
Grove/Atlantic Inc.

Matt Ringler
Children’s Book Author

Helen Rosner
Staff Writer
The New Yorker

Benjamin Samuel
Senior Editor
BOMB Magazine

Michael Wigart

Lucas Wittmann
Editorial Director
TIME, Co-founder of House of Speakeasy