When the New York Times lays down an entire article pegging you as the voice of a new literary generation, folks are bound to take notice. Uzoamaka Maduka, at only 25 is a woman to watch, and I completely admire her latest endeavor as Founder & Editor in Chief of The American Reader. Serving as both a print and digital literary journal, “it is committed to inspiring literary and critical conversation among a new generation of readers, and restoring literature to its proper place in the American cultural discourse. It seeks to be principled, but not dogmatic; discerning, but not cruel; popular, but not populist. It honors the dignity of the reading public and heralds the reemergence of a thriving and serious-minded national literary culture.”
I love everything about this fresh face & classic approach to telling stories, that at their core, need to be told, in print – and shared. For more on Maduka, check out her spotlight in Glamour’s Glamstarter Awards as one of 7 entrepreneurs you need to know.