Author Stories Podcast Episode 761 | Susan Goldberg Interview

Today’s author interview guest is Susan Goldberg, Editor in Chief of National Geographic. Susan joins me today to talk about their new book Women: The National Geographic Image Collection.

This powerful photography collection, drawn from the celebrated National Geographic archive, reveals the lives of women from around the globe, accompanied by revelatory new interviews and portraits of contemporary trailblazers including Oprah Winfrey, Jane Goodall, and Christiane Amanpour.

#MeToo. #GirlBoss. Time’s Up. From Silicon Valley to politics and beyond, women are reshaping our world. Now, in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, this bold and inspiring book from National Geographic mines 130 years of photography to showcase their past, their present, and their future. With 400+ stunning images from more than 50 countries, each page of this glorious book offers compelling testimony about what it means to be female, from historic suffragettes to the haunting, green-eyed “Afghan girl.”
Organized around chapter themes like grit, love, and joy, the book features brand-new commentary from a wide swath of luminaries including Laura Bush, Gloria Allred, Roxane Gay, Melinda Gates, New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern, and the founders of the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements. Each is accompanied by a bold new portrait, shot by acclaimed NG photographer Erika Larsen. The ultimate coffee table book, this iconic collection provides definitive proof that the future is female.

Susan Goldberg is editorial director of National Geographic Partners and editor-in-chief of National Geographic. She is the 10th editor — and the first female editor — of the magazine, which published its first issue in October 1888. Under her leadership, National Geographic magazine has been honored with five National Magazine Awards, including the top prize for General Excellence in 2019, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography in 2019 and for Explanatory Reporting in 2017. Before National Geographic, Goldberg was executive editor for federal, state and local government coverage at Bloomberg News. In 2013, she was named by Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington’s 11 most influential women in media. Goldberg lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband.

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