Michelle Herrera Mulligan

Sr Editor
Atria Books/Simon & Schuster

Michelle Herrera Mulligan is a writer, editor, and public speaker dedicated to bringing underrepresented voices to light. She currently works as a senior editor at Atria Books, where she will be producing conversation-shifting titles like Koa Beck's White Feminism.

Michelle is an award-winning writer whose essays and articles have reached more than 30 million people online, in publications including Cosmopolitan, Billboard, The New York Times magazine and Elle.com. She was the founding editor-in-chief of Cosmo For Latinas magazine, where she built a community that consistently reached two to three million readers per month online and more than 100,000 on the newsstand. A frequent college speaker and writing coach, she feels especially inspired to work on projects focused on owning one's voice and building a dream, which she spoke about at a TEDx conference hosted at Barnard College titled “Dream Wild.”

Her own voice has also been groundbreaking in the young Latinx market. Her award-winning essays in the anthologies Border-Line Personalities and Count on Me have been course-adopted at more than 20 universities across the country ranging from Yale to Florida International University. Michelle also edited and contributed a novella to Juicy Mangos (Atria Books, 2007), the first-ever literary collection of Latina erotica in English, which Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Oscar Hijuelos called "an amazingly well done collection of stories...not only a tantalizing read, but a deeply rewarding one as well."

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