One World is an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House, the world’s largest trade book publisher. The mission of ONE WORLD, under its publisher and editor-in-chief, Chris Jackson, working in collaboration with editors Victory Matsui and Nicole Counts, is to provide a home for authors—novelists, essayists, memoirists, poets, journalists, thinkers, activists, and creative artists unconstrained by genre—who seek to challenge the status quo, subvert dominant narratives, and give us new language to understand our past, present, and future. Their growing list includes some of the most talented writers in the world, from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize winners to award-winning humanitarians and groundbreaking activists. One World writers represent voices from across the spectrum of humanity telling critical, universally important, and compelling stories about a changing world.


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Meet the Editors

Chris Jackson

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Chris Jackson is the publisher and editor-in-chief of One World, a newly relaunched imprint of Random House. He’s the editor of a wide range of award-winning and bestselling authors, including Bryan Stevenson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jill Leovy, Trevor Noah, Matt Taibbi, and Eddie Huang. One World’s forthcoming lists include Marwan Hisham, Molly Crabapple, Mona Hanna-Attisha, Jean Guerrero, Nikole Hannah-Jones, Ibram X. Kendi, and Valarie Kaur. His own writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Callalloo, The Atlantic.com, and other outlets. He lives in New York.

Victory Matsui


Victory Matsui is an editor at One World, where they publish fiction and literary nonfiction, including works by Thi Bui, Jordy Rosenberg, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin. They began their publishing career at Little, Brown and Company, where they worked with a range of #1 New York Times bestselling and prize-winning writers, including Donna Tartt, Kevin Powers, J.K. Rowling, David Foster Wallace, and James Patterson. Victory co-facilitates the People of Color Sangha at the Brooklyn Zen Center, and is a founding member of Yellow Brown Power Hour, a radical Asian American performance group/hot pot club. A native New Yorker, they live in Brooklyn.

Nicole Counts

Associate Editor

Nicole Counts is an associate editor at One World, an imprint of Random House, where she works with Fatimah Asghar, Morgan Parker, Kali Fajardo-Anstine, Donovan X. Ramsey, Victor LaValle, among others. She started her career in marketing and publicity at PublicAffairs and Nation Books where she worked with Haroon Ullah, Mychal Denzel Smith, Ryan Berg, Lisa Shannon, and more. She is a freelance writer and documentary film maker, as well as a facilitator and mentor with Girls Write Now, a mentor with Representation Matters Mentorship Program, and a member of POC in publishing. A Jersey native and Philly lover, she lives in Brooklyn.


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