• Serene Allen

    Serene Allen

    Serene Allen is our media designer. She has a wealth of knowledge in creating bold, dynamic and memorable short form content. Her skills include video editing, VFX, colour grading and sound mixing. She has a passion for storytelling & delivering diversity in content. media@litrousa.com

  • Monica Cardenas

    Monica Cardenas

    Monica Cardenas is a fiction reader at Litro. She is a PhD candidate and visiting tutor at Royal Holloway, University of London, where she studies non-maternal and ambivalent mothers in literature, and teaches creative writing. Her work has been published in Catatonic Daughters and Litro. She is from Washington, D.C., but resides in London with her partner and rescue Shiba Inu, Dojo.

  • Bobby Wilson

    Bobby Wilson

    Bobby Wilson is Litro's non fiction editor and is a writer and teacher living in Nanjing, China. He has a podcast exclusively about Black literature, The Most Dangerous Thing in America. He will argue with you about basketball, film or hip-hop (or pretty much anything else) until a consensus is reached. It rarely is.

  • Oindrila Gupta

    Oindrila Gupta

    Oindrila is Litro's Assistant Managing editor. She has a Masters in Magazine Journalism from Cardiff University, after a brief hiatus, she returns to Litro managing content flow across all its platforms. Her works have been published in Love in Trying Times (anthology), Popshot, Alt Cardiff, Icy Tales, Go With Me, ProdNote.

  • Ursula Brunetti

    Ursula Brunetti

    Ursula Brunetti is a creative copywriter and an award-winning short story writer whose work has been published by Prospect, Popshot, The Willesden Herald, and the Oxford Review of Books.

  • Kwadwo Gyimah

    Kwadwo Gyimah

    2024 FELLOW: Engineering

    Civil Engineering graduate currently studying a Master's in Data Science & AI, and four years of experience as a Structural Engineering Apprentice. Expertise in merging engineering principles with data analytics and AI to optimize construction and infrastructure projects. A problem-solver with excellent communication skills, eager to contribute to innovative and technology-driven engineering solutions.

  • Jessica Andrews

    Jessica Andrews

    Litro Masterclass Tutor

    Jessica writes fiction. Her debut novel, Saltwater was published by Sceptre in 2019 and won the Portico Prize in 2020. It explores mother-daughter relationships and shifting class identity in relation to place and the body. Her second novel, Milk Teeth interrogates wanting, denial, food and shame and will be published in July 2022. She writes for the Guardian, the Independent, BBC Radio 4, Stylist and ELLE magazine, among others. She was shortlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction Futures in 2022 and nominated for the ELLE list in 2020. She co-runs literary and arts magazine, The Grapevine and co-presents literary podcast, Tender Buttons.

Litro USA Board

  • Eric Akoto, FRSA

    Eric Akoto, FRSA

    CEO & President

    Eric is a keen runner and hiker he is the founder of Litro, his passions lie in innovation, fairness and free speech. Eric has written for various publications and contributed to various books on culture. He also guest curates and comperes at festivals such as The Brooklyn Book Festival, The Jaipur Literary and Arts festival, The Hay Festival. He highly recommends a morning meditation to start your day… Hay Festival.

  • Linda Thomas Brooks

    Linda Thomas Brooks

    Advisory Board Member

    Linda Thomas Brooks Is President and CEO Public Relations Society of America Inc
    she has spent her career at the intersection of media, consumer behavior and technology. She has developed media and marketing strategies for many well-known brands and companies, including General Motors, GEICO, The American Cancer Society, Johnson & Johnson, Kaiser Permanente and Experian. Her experience serving both businesses and consumers covers a wide-range of media disciplines and capabilities, including digital and emerging media; data and analytics; media strategy, buying and planning.

  • Judy Clain

    Judy Clain

    Board Member

    Judy Clain is Senior Vice President and Publisher of Summit Books an Imprint of Simon & Schuster. She has had the great privilege of editing some extraordinary books, all linked by one thing: a great voice. Some of the authors Judy has edited include Emma Donoghue, Maria Semple, Jake Tapper, Ayad Akhtar, Sarah Dunn, Peter Godwin, Chigozie Obioma, Lucy Tan, Elin Hilderbrand, and Edna O’Brien. Non-fiction titles Judy has edited include Delia Ephron’s memoir, Left on Tenth, I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai, Julie Powell’s Julie and Julia, and Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties by Tom O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring.

  • Parneshia Jones

    Parneshia Jones

    Advisory Board member | Mentor

    Parneshia Jones is the author of Vessel, chosen as “One of 12 Books to Savor” by Oprah Magazine. Her work has been anthologized in She Walks in Beauty: A Woman’s Journey Through Poems, edited by Caroline Kennedy and The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, edited by Nikky Finney, and has been received a Lannan Foundation Writing Residency, the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Margaret Walker Short Story Award, and the Aquarius Press Legacy Award. She studied creative writing at Chicago State University, earned an MFA from Spalding University, and studied publishing at Yale University. A member of the Affrilachian Poets, she serves on the board of Cave Canem and Global Writers. She is editorial director of trade and engagement at Northwestern University Press and lives in Evanston, Illinois.

  • Sara Kozak

    Sara Kozak

    Advisory Board member

    Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production for Investigation Discovery (ID) and discovery + (d+) With more than four decades of experience in the television and streaming industry, Kozak has been at the forefront of some of television's most recognizable and lucrative series and specials.

  • Mark Bradford

    Mark Bradford

    Advisory Board member

    Mark Bradford is a graduate of has an A.B. from Brown University and a J.D. from Fordham Law School. In 2009, he started his own firm, Mark Bradford, P.C., which specializes in copyright, trademark, arts, music, and media law in addition to
    commercial litigation, representing start-ups and entrepreneurs. He is general counsel for Electronic Arts Intermedia, has done legal work for Trisha Brown, the Merce Cunningham Trust, and Anthology Film Archives, among others, and is the executor of the estate of multi-media artist Stuart Sherman. He lives in Brooklyn.