She’s the First Black Person to Lead a Major Publisher, and She’s Going to Get Authors Paid

Novelist Nicole Dennis Benn interviews Dana Canedy

A closeup portrait shot of Dana Canedy.

One would never believe that Dana Canedy was only a few days away from her Monday, July 27 start date as the first Black woman ever to be senior vice president of publishing giant Simon and Schuster. I was tasked to interview…