Anita Diggs, who joined Random House in 2000 to take over Ballantine's multicultural imprint One World, has resigned from her position.
Random House spokesperson Stuart Applebaum told PW that Diggs's departure would not affect the imprint. "One World has long been and will continue to be an integral component of Ballantine's diverse publishing program."
Diggs is an outspoken and much respected publishing figure who was previously an acquiring editor at Warner Books, specializing in African-American titles. She was brought in to head One World, which focuses on titles aimed at African-American and other minority readers, after its founding editor, Cheryl Woodruff, left the imprint.
One World, which publishes about 20 titles a year, was launched in the early 1990s and was one of the first imprints to focus on a multicultural-oriented list. RH has two other imprints, Villard's Strivers Row and Doubleday's Harlem Moon, that also specialize in titles by or about African-Americans.