Emi Ikkanda will join Tiny Reparations Books as executive editor on August 1. She will also acquire selectively for Dutton and Plume.
Previously, Ikkanda helped relaunch Seal Press at Hachette Book Group as senior editor. Prior to that, she was senior editor at Spiegel & Grau, and associate editor at Henry Holt. Earlier this year, she also launched Emi Ikkanda Editorial, where she offers editorial services on a freelance basis. She has published such bestselling and award-winning books as Ijeoma Oluo's Mediocre, Karla Cornejo Villavicencio's The Undocumented Americans, Minda Harts’s Right Within, Arianna Davis’s What Would Frida Do?, Michael David Lukas’s The Last Watchman of Old Cairo, Sanaë Lemoine’s The Margot Affair, and former Reddit CEO Ellen Pao’s Reset.
Tiny Reparations Books was founded in 2020 by comedian and actress Phoebe Robinson in partnership with Plume. Ikkanda will report to John Parsley, editor-in-chief and v-p of Dutton, Plume, Caliber, and Tiny Reparations Books.