|born on||1 January 1980 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )|
|Place||New York, New York, 40n43, 74w00|
|Timezone||EST h5w (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||10°34' 04°05 Asc. 19°00'|
American publisher, appointed in March 2016 as the third executive director of the National Book Foundation. Lucas is the first woman and the first African-American to lead the organization.
The National Book Foundation (NBF) is an American nonprofit organization established "to raise the cultural appreciation of great writing in America". Established 1989 by National Book Awards, Inc., the foundation is the administrator and sponsor of the National Book Awards, a changing set of literary awards inaugurated 1936 and continuous from 1950. It also organizes and sponsors public and educational programs.
Lucas grew up in New Jersey. Her father is musician Reggie Lucas, a Grammy-winning songwriter and producer. Lucas attended the University of Chicago, where she studied English.
Lucas began her career as a 15-year-old intern at Vibe magazine; at 17 she worked for radio station KIIS-FM. After college, Lucas worked for Chicago's Steppenwolf Theater, then the Tribeca Film Festival. In 2012, Lucas became publisher of arts magazine Guernica.
Sy Scholfield quotes her on Twitter: "babies born on the first day of 1980 are MAGIC. (I'm biased.)" , "Capricorn sun, Gemini rising, Cancer moon. No idea what this means" , "Aha! I don’t even know how I found out what Sun/moon/rising I am but somehow this knowledge lives in me" , "All that said, I haven't forgotten that I'm a ride or die NYer. Got the NY Hospital birth certificate to prove it ;)" . A speculative time of 3 PM gives this combination.
- Traits : Body : Race (African-American)
- Family : Childhood : Family noted (Her father is musician Reggie Lucas)
- Vocation : Business : Top executive
- Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor