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101: Spotlight on Client, Lisa Lucas

Dorothy and the Dealer Podcast

“I don’t have time to worry about what other people think of me. Because the ones that really care about me are behind me, egging me on.” Yep, Lisa Lucas doesn’t care what you think about her. It’s not because of ego, or that she has a thick skin. It’s not even because she’s so busy kicking ass as a mum and Nurse of the Year. It’s because she’s learned to love all parts of herself, unconditionally, and is grateful - even for those bits, she didn’t want to own.  Listen in to this week’s episode of Dorothy and the Dealer to find out how her time with MJB Seminars has led to changes in her finances, marriage, parenting, and more!  And how you too, can learn not to put stock in what others think of you - and start loving yourself.


12 Jun 2021

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Lisa Lucas on Diversifying the Publishing Industry and the Power of Books

KQED's Forum

Four years ago, Lisa Lucas became the first African American to lead the National Book Foundation, the organization that runs the National Book Awards and promotes reading and writing. Lucas will move into a new job in January as senior vice president at Penguin Random House. As she wraps up her current role, she has called on the book industry to take more risks, publish and advocate for more writers of color, and in general, “do better.” She joined the foundation after serving as publisher of arts magazine Guernica and director of education at the Tribeca Film Institute. We’ll talk with her about her career, diversity in the publishing industry and her holiday book picks.


24 Nov 2020

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The Quarantine Tapes 105: Lisa Lucas

The Quarantine Tapes

On episode 105 of The Quarantine Tapes, Paul Holdengräber is joined by Lisa Lucas. As the incoming senior vice president of Pantheon and Schocken Books, Lisa talks about her experiences in publishing and her excitement about the potential of her new position. Their conversation covers equity in publishing for people of color and other marginalized groups and how Lisa has found herself feeling newly comfortable in her anger in recent months. Lisa offers up a thoughtful perspective on what needs to change in publishing and what role she hopes to play in that change. She and Paul discuss the importance of publishing more translations in the US and Lisa’s commitment to increasing access to books for all.Lisa Lucas is the incoming Senior Vice President & Publisher of Pantheon and Schocken Books at Penguin Random House, and the current Executive Director of the National Book Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as the Publisher of Guernica, a non-profit online magazine focusing on writing that explores the intersection of art and politics with an international and diverse focus. Prior to that, she served as Director of Education at the Tribeca Film Institute, on the development team at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and as a consultant for the Sundance Institute, San Francisco Film Society, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, and ReelWorks Teen Filmmaking. Lucas also serves on the literary council of the Brooklyn Book Festival. Find her on Twitter at @likaluca.


24 Sep 2020

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Late Night Lit: Raven Leilani & Lisa Lucas

Late Night with Seth Meyers Podcast

On the second episode of Late Night Lit, "Late Night" supervising producer Sarah Jenks-Daly interviews two remarkable women in the world of literature.First, she talks with Raven Leilani, author of the New York Times bestselling novel "Luster." She then talks to Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, and starting in January the publisher at Pantheon and Schocken Books.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


28 Aug 2020

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Lisa Lucas (National Book Foundation)

Faced Out, with Brad & Liz

Episode Two was recorded in both the midst & the wake of protests against police violence. It's a fiery one, from start to finish. Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, joins Liz & Brad for a conversation about the pros and cons of reading lists, the structural racism we all have to work against in the book industry, and the importance of a good "audit"(!). As always -- feel free to email us any questions, gossip, sundry greetings at facedoutpodcast@gmail.com!

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26 Jun 2020

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Normal People S1E8 with Lisa Lucas

The Adaptables

On this episode of The Adaptables, Abbe and Emma chat about episode 8 of the Hulu and BBC adaptation of NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney. They’re joined by Lisa Lucas, Executive Director at the National Book Foundation. Abbe, Emma, and Lisa discuss the perfect vacation read, interiority, the nuanced character developments that are sometimes lost in the adaptation, and more. Discussion breakdown: Intro and how Lisa read NORMAL PEOPLE for the first time in Bali (we’re not jealous, you are) (0:25–6:19) Lisa’s Role at the National Book Foundation = A Book Nerd’s Dream (6:20–8:19) Episode recap (8:20–9:12) Siamo in Italia! Marianne’s divine villa (9:13–10:52) A brief interlude for Marianne and Connell’s utter and shocking lack of communication (10:53–12:06) Step aside Luca Guadagnino (12:07–12:48) Things We Should’ve Spoken About But Never Did Part 1 – the glaring class disparities between Marianne and Connell and how it shaped their experiences (12:49–17:01) The Underrated Email Exchange: the fan that stokes Marianne and Connell’s cerebral chemistry (17:02–19:11) Return of Jamie the Jerk (19:12–21:13) All the ways Jamie is a d*ckhead at dinner (21:53–26:05) Why does Marianne put up with morons? And a dissection of her collegiate glow-up in the book vs. the series (26:06–28:30) Things We Should’ve Spoken About But Never Did Part 2 – Marianne opens up to Connell about the abuse inflicted on her at home (28:31–32:46) Marianne Fringe Report: ✂ We’d be lying if we said that we didn’t want to steal each and every piece from Marianne’s vacay wardrobe. While a triple outfit change in a single day is bordering on excessive, every ensemble in this episode—right from the strappy Sabrina dress to the 60s Jane-Birkin-inspired floral A-line tunic to the revered little white dress—is giving us major holiday FOMO. The Adaptables is a podcast from Read it Forward and Penguin Random House that dives into your favorite book-to-screen adaptations. This season, we’re watching the Hulu and BBC adaptation of NORMAL PEOPLE by Sally Rooney. Join hosts Abbe Wright and Emma Shafer as we interview authors, insiders and each other, about what makes an adaptable great, why watching and reading are important self-care rituals, and the many other books and shows we are binging and loving right now. Because at The Adaptables, we love to watch what we read. (Warning: there will be spoilers.) Send us an email or voice recording to AdaptablesPod@Gmail.com. What did you think of the episode? Are you watching the show? Is NORMAL PEOPLE a successful adaptation of the book? Follow @ReadItForward on Twitter and Instagram, follow Lisa Lucas on Twitter and Instagram at @likaluca and follow National Book Foundation on Twitter at @nationalbook. Tweet your thoughts on this episode and other adaptations you love. Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! NEXT UP: We’ll recap Episode 9 with Rebecca Leib.


10 Jun 2020

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Lisa Lucas: Responding Instead of Reacting

Teacher's Corner

We discuss reframing our thinking, Lisa shares her 4 C’s and leads Nate in the Presence Pause, a simple and effective technique to ground and transition yourself and your students. Do it with us!  Lisa's Site: https://www.practicingpresence.life Register for Lisa's FREE webinar May 6: https://page.stenhouse.com/webinars Practicing Presence: https://www.stenhouse.com/1191.asp Twitter: @DrLisaJLucas


24 Apr 2020

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Lisa Lucas: On Why Literary Awards Do (And Sometimes Don’t) Matter – Curiosity Lecture Series

Sydney Writers' Festival

From the Oscars and the Grammys to international book awards, the decisions – and ethics – behind accolades are a constant topic of debate. As Executive Director of the organisation behind America’s prestigious National Book Awards, Lisa Lucas has thought about these issues more than most. Join her for a compelling talk on the challenges of measuring success, committing to real cultural change when it comes to diversity and inclusion, and the relationship between literary excellence and literary popularity.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


12 Jan 2020

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Lisa Lucas Pt. 1

The Hollywood Actor Podcast

Writer/Producer/Actress recounts her rise from conservatory to conceiving Emmy Award winning projects and a flourishing production company. In the interview we discuss relieving stress, finding joy, and leaning in to life's constant curve balls. TRAINING Bowdoin College National Theater Institute @ The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Guildhall School of Music & Drama CREDITS INCLUDE Father Lucius (2019, short) Ageless (2014, short) Sweet and Lowdown (1999) FOLLOW LISA IMDb: https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm1498263/?ref_=instant_nm_2&q=lisa%20lucas Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lisa.lucas.3910 Instagram: @noelfilms Twitter: @noelfilms


30 Sep 2019

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Lisa Lucas, Executive Director of the National Book Foundation…

The Literary Life with Mitchell Kaplan

Go behind-the-scenes at The National Book Foundation with Executive Director Lisa Lucas. From identifying finalists to selecting the recipients of the coveted National Book Award... Join Mitchell and Lisa on this fascinating new episode of *The Literary Life.* Recorded at Miami Book Fair 2018. Please listen, share and comment on our podcast landing page or on our social media: @BooksandBooks (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)Host: Mitchell KaplanShowrunner: Carmen LucasEditor: Andy StermerLinks:https://booksandbooks.com/ https://www.nationalbook.org/ https://www.nationalbook.org/awards-prizes/national-book-awards-2018/ https://lifehacker.com/im-national-book-foundation-executive-director-lisa-luc-1820856799 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


12 Jan 2019