I’m beyond thrilled to announce that Tim McKee, the publisher of North Atlantic Books (NAB), will be joining us at this year’s Storia Summit.
Tim’s the former managing editor of The Sun magazine out of Chapel Hill, NC. We collaborated while he was there on this interview I did with the artist Ran Ortner, and since he’s been at North Atlantic, on Free to Make by Dale Dougherty. Born in New York City, Tim grew up in Los Angeles, got a BA from Princeton University and an MA in journalism from the University of Missouri. His book No More Strangers Now: Young Voices from a New South Africa (Dorling Kindersley) was an Honor Book for the Jane Addams Book Award and a Los Angeles Times bestseller.
An independent nonprofit publisher based in California, North Atlantic Books publishes cutting-edge books on the transformation of self, society, and consciousness. NAB authors include VANDANA SHIVA (!!!!), Charles Eisenstein (!!!) and Peter A. Levine (on trauma). NAB books are distributed by Penguin Random House.
In this recent Letter from the Publisher, Tim wrote:
books are not merely content to be created; they are not “packages” hastily assembled to meet “consumer demand.” They are sacred objects infused with the lived experience of an author that can change people’s lives if the story is told right.
I imagine we can all think of a book that fundamentally altered our perspective when we read it as a young person. For me, it was The Catcher in the Rye; that book made me feel that the alienation I experienced as a young person was not unique to me, and that my disdain for the “phonies” was in fact a badge of honor, not a liability. That book invited me into the world of being myself, not the self the world wanted me to be.