PATRIK HENRY BASS joined Amistad as a Senior Editor in spring 2018. His interest is commercial and literary fiction, narrative non-fiction, mystery, current affairs, self-help, wellness, and history. For nearly two decades, he was books editor at Essence Magazine, where he worked with a wide range of writers including Pulitzer Prize winners Isabel Wilkerson, Robin Givhan, Rita Dove, and Leonard Pitts, Jr., as well as Maya Angelou, Colin Powell, Terry McMillan, Edwidge Danticat, Pearl Cleage, Farah Jasmine Griffin, and Sonia Sanchez. He is the author of Like A Mighty Stream: The March on Washington, August 28, 1963 (Running Press, 2002), The Zero Degree Zombie Zone (Scholastic, 2014), and co-author of In Our Own Image (Running Press, 2001). Bass has written and edited for numerous publications including The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Paris Review. Bass has lectured widely on African-American culture and as an adjunct professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at New York University.