Glory Edim

Glory Edim is the founder of Well-Read Black Girl – a Brooklyn-based book club and online community that celebrates the uniqueness of Black literature and sisterhood. In fall 2017, she organized the first-ever Well-Read Black Girl Literary Festival. She has worked as a creative strategist for over ten years at startups and cultural institutions, including Kickstarter, The Webby Awards and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She received the 2017 Innovator’s Award from the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes for her work as a literary advocate. Her first anthology, Well-Read Black Girl: Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, was published by Random House in 2018. Continuing her life’s work to brighten and enrich American reading lives through the work of legendary Black authors, she is launching her Well-Read Black Girl Library Series with On Girlhood, published by Liveright, in October 2022. She serves on the board of New York City’s Housing Works Bookstore and lives in Washington, D.C.