WATCH: A Conversation with Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson, a leading editor in the publishing industry and recent subject of a New York Times profile, recently sat down with WNYC’s Rebecca Carroll to discuss his career trajectory, what it took to bring Ta-Nehisi Coates’ award-winning masterpiece Between the World and Me to bookshelves, and the role race often plays in publishing and crafting literature.

In addition to Coates, Jackson has also worked to bring the works of celebrity chef Eddie Huang, Jay-Z and MK Asante to mass audiences.

You can watch the entire conversation below: