Cover Photo: oval photograph of Soft Skull Press editor-in-chief Mensah Demary, outlined in blue and set against a coral background scattered with books stacks and the Soft Skull logo (a large black ant)
Photograph by Roachele Negron / Illustration by Eliza Harris for Catapult

Editor-in-Chief Mensah Demary on Growing Soft Skull Press as a Literary Home for Creative, Risk-Taking Writers

“Sometimes I think this is my only role as an editor: to convince the world, starting with the publisher, that a book should exist.”

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Riddance Sometimes I think this is my only role as an editor: to convince the world, starting with the publisher, that a book should exist. In any case, we’ll see how this works for me now that I have an entire imprint’s list to fill year over year!

Nicole Chung is the author of the national bestseller All You Can Ever Know  and Catapult’s digital editorial director. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The Guardian, TIME, and Vulture, among others. Find her on Twitter: @nicolesjchung