The Book Industry Guild of New York is going to be hosting an event where Chris Jackson, an editor for Penguin Random House, will have a one-on-one conversation with Publishers Weekly Senior News Editor Calvin Reid at the Book Industry Guild of New York on September 13.

The discussion will provide an opportunity to learn first-hand about Jackson’s remarkable publishing career, his work with authors such as Ta Nehisi-Coates, Eddie Huang, and Jay Z, and Jackson’s strong interest in bringing diverse, multicultural voices to a worldwide audience.

Date/Time of Event: Tuesday, September 13, at 6:15 PM for the speaking session; 5:15 PM for the professional networking event

Location: Penguin Random House, 1745 Broadway, NYC.

Admission: The speaking session is free for students who bring valid student ID and reservation. For non-students, there is a $5 admission fee to attend the speaker portion of the event, and a $40/$60 fee for BIGNY members/non-members respectively. All major credit cards are accepted online, and all major credit cards as well as cash and checks are also accepted at the door.


Chris Jackson is the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of One World Books, a just relaunched imprint of Random House. Previously, Jackson was an Executive Editor at Spiegel & Grau from its founding in 2006. Prize-winning and bestselling authors he edited at Spiegel & Grau include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Bryan Stevenson, Jill Leovy, Matt Taibbi, Wes Moore, Victor LaValle, and Jay Z. Jackson is a native of New York, where he currently resides.


Calvin Reid is a senior news editor at Publishers Weekly, co-editor of PW Comics World, PW’s online coverage of graphic novel and comics publishing, and cohost of More to Come, PW Comics World’s weekly podcast.