One World is an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade book publisher. The mission of ONE WORLD, is to provide a home for authors—novelists, essayists, memoirists, poets, journalists, thinkers, activists, and creative artists unconstrained by genre—who seek to challenge the status quo, subvert dominant narratives, and give us new language to understand our past, present, and future. Their growing list includes some of the most talented writers in the world, from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners to award-winning humanitarians and groundbreaking activists. One World writers represent voices from across the spectrum of humanity telling critical, universally important, and compelling stories about a changing world.
Meet the Team
Chris Jackson, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief, He/Him
Chris Jackson is the publisher and editor-in-chief of One World, a newly relaunched imprint of Random House. He’s the editor of a wide range of award-winning and bestselling authors, including Bryan Stevenson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jill Leovy, Trevor Noah, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ibram X. Kendi, Valarie Kaur , and Eddie Huang. His own writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Callalloo, The Atlantic.com, and other outlets. He lives in New York.
Elizabeth Méndez Berry, VP & Executive Editor, She/Her
Elizabeth Méndez Berry is Vice President and Executive Editor of One World. Before joining One World, she invested in the arts, journalism and freedom of speech in roles at the Ford Foundation and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. She co-founded several philanthropic initiatives, including Critical Minded, which supports cultural critics of color. A former critic and journalist, she started her career at Vibe Magazine; in his book Decoded, Jay-Z cited one of her essays as an inspiration for his song “Public Service Announcement.” And her Spanish-language oped on street harassment helped spark the country’s first ever city council hearing on street harassment. She is on the boards of A Long Walk Home in Chicago and Hedgebrook in Seattle.
Nicole Counts, Senior Editor, She/Her
Nicole Counts is a Senior Editor at One World, an imprint of Random House, where she works with Fatimah Asghar, Morgan Parker, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Donovan X. Ramsey, Brittany Packnett, Danielle Geller and Gabi Burnham among others. She started her career in marketing and publicity at PublicAffairs and Nation Books. She is a freelance writer as well as a facilitator and mentor with Girls Write Now, a mentor with Representation Matters Mentorship Program, and a member of POC in publishing. A Jersey native and Philly lover, she lives in Brooklyn.
Mika Kasuga, Senior Publishing Manager, She/Her
Mika Kasuga is the Senior Publishing Manager at One World, an imprint of Random House. Previously she was the publishing manager at Random House, overseeing the Random House, Dial, Hogarth, and Modern Library lists. During her time as publishing manager she also created the Modern Library Torchbearers program, a series that honors a more inclusive vision of the canon by celebrating significant, and often neglected, works of literature written by women. She started her career in editorial at Random House, where she worked with such bestselling authors as Reza Aslan, Salman Rushdie, and Bernard-Henri Lévy.
Erica Min, Associate Editor, She/Her
Erica Min is an Associate Editor at One World. She is a tempest in a tea pot. Previously, she worked in news and founded a literary magazine, et al. She studied nonfiction and aesthetics at the New School. A past life yogi and Gemini moon, she researches emodiversity and the body. A San Fernando Valley girl, she resides in Brooklyn.
Cecil(ia) Flores, Editorial Assistant, She/Her
Cecil(ia) Flores is the editorial assistant at One World. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The Evergreen State College where she studied Literature and Philosophy. She’s interested in projects by Latinx writers, books that probe the boundaries of genre, the phenomenology of embodiment and the study of addiction. She began her career in the art department at the Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. She covertly attends classes, lectures and conferences where she lives in New York City.