• Eric Akoto

    Eric Akoto

    Eric Akoto is the founder and editor in chief of Litro Magazine, a fully-fledged literary and creative arts platform supporting emerging and established writers across the globe. A Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts by invitation, Eric also established the Warwick University Young Writers competition and has written for divers publications and contributed to various books on culture. A keen runner and hiker Eric’s passions lie in innovation, fairness and free speech. He also guest curates and comperes at The Brooklyn Book Festival, The Jaipur Literary and Arts festival, and The Hay Festival. Prior to Litro, Akoto also founded the publishing house Ocean Media Books. Eric, 40, currently resides in New York and London. He highly recommends a morning meditation to start your day.

  • Catherine McNamara

    Catherine McNamara

    Catherine McNamara is Litro's Flash Fiction editor and head masterclass tutor. Catherine grew up in Sydney, ran away to Paris at twenty-one to write, and ended up in West Africa running a bar. Her recent collection of short stories, Love Stories for Hectic People, was winner for best story collection for the Saboteur Awards 2021.

  • Annikka Olsen

    Annikka Olsen

    Annikka Olsen is the managing editor for Litro, and is based in New York. She has worked as an editor on over two dozen nonfiction art books, and on numerous short and long form editorial blogs and periodicals. A writer as well as an editor, her work has appeared in newcube Magazine, Sotheby’s Magazine, and BRIC Blog.

  • 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.

  • Jillian Pincus

    Jillian Pincus

  • 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.

  • Drew Pisarra

    Drew Pisarra

    Drew Pisarra, Litro's Media Strategy Officer. He is a former literary grantee of Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation and Curious Elixirs: Curious Creators.

Litro USA Board

  • Eric Akoto

    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.

  • Maria Salvatierra

    Maria Salvatierra

    Chair Woman

    With more than 15 years of global arts experience in Spain, the UK, and the US, Maria joined Litro as its Chairwoman. Maria headsup the Business Development and Marketing for Wilson and Butler Architects in Boston and Miami. Maria was part of the marketing team at the Royal Academy of Arts (London, UK) and promoted some of the most popular art exhibitions in the world.

  • Christine Bave

    Christine Bave


    Christine Bave is a Managing Director at Apollo Global Management. She is an investment analyst on the Global Liquid Credit platform covering issuers in the industrials sector. Ms. Bave joined Apollo in 2016 and, prior to that, was a Principal at Halcyon Asset Management for three years covering similar industries. Prior to joining Halcyon, she was a Vice President in the Distressed Group at Barclays Capital. Prior to business school, she was an Associate in High Yield Research and an Analyst in Leveraged Finance at Wachovia Securities. Ms. Bave graduated summa cum laude from Colgate University with a BA in Mathematical Economics and received her MBA from Harvard Business School. Ms. Bave resides in New York City and in her free time enjoys tennis, running and a good book.

  • Hozefa Lokhandwala

    Hozefa Lokhandwala

    Advisory Board member

    Chief strategy officer of VICE Media, leading corporate strategy and business development.
    Former managing director and head of content and entertainment in the Media Investment Banking Group at J.P. Morgan, providing capital markets and mergers and acquisitions advisory services to companies across the media sector. DJ Fesones /Iron Man Productions, DJ, & music producer.

  • Linda Thomas Brooks

    Linda Thomas Brooks


    Linda Thomas Brooks Is President and CEO of the The Association of Magazine Media, 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.

  • 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.