Krishan Trotman

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Krishan Trotman is the vice president and publisher of Legacy Lit. She joined Hachette Books in 2016. In 2020, she launched Legacy Lit, an imprint dedicated to books that give voice to issues, authors, and communities that have been marginalized, underserved, and overlooked. This includes BIPOC authors, all women, and any group that they believe deserves a spotlight. The imprint is committed to promoting equality, equity, and inclusion for all people. The books are bold, mission-driven commercial works. Social justice and empowerment are Trotman’s passion. She likes to work with authors who are candid, bold, and—in their own unique way—not afraid to shake things up.

Her authors have included a range of award-winning and New York Times bestsellers, including congressman John Lewis’s Across That Bridge, journalist Stephanie Land’s Maid, MSNBC political analyst Malcolm Nance’s The Plot to Destroy Democracy, New York Times columnist Lindy West’s The Witches Are Coming and Shit Actually, UFC’s mixed martial artist Paige VanZant’s Rise, Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad’s Proud, radio and TV host Zerlina Maxwell’s The End of White Politics, TV personality Ed Gordon’s Conversations in Black, journalist Talia Lavin’s Culture Warlords, Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales’s forthcoming memoir Nothing Personal, BRAVO’s Million Dollar Listing star Ryan Serhant’s Sell It Like Serhant and Big Money Energy, Morning Joe cohost Mika Brzezinski’s Earn It! and Comeback Careers, The Today Show cohost Al Roker’s You Look So Much Better in Person, and empowerment coach Gina DeVee’s The Audacity to Be Queen, to name a few.

Trotman has been featured in The New York Times, Essence magazine, New York Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Salon, Shondaland, Cheddar TV, MSN, CSPAN, and more. She is also the author of the Queens of the Resistance series, a book series celebrating four congresswomen, with Brenda Jones. To learn more, follow her at @KrishanTrotman.

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