Penguin Random House Canada imprint McClelland & Stewart has announced that poet, novelist, and essayist Dionne Brand has been hired in the newly created position of poetry editor.
Leslie Hurtig will replace Hal Wake as the new artistic director at the Vancouver Writers Festival.
The Hornblower Group has announced the hire of Louis-Marc Simard as account manager.
Robert Rose Inc. has announced the hire of Kelly Glover as manager, sales and marketing.
Toronto literary agency The Rights Factory has announced a number of promotions.
Dundurn has hired Scott Fraser as acquisitions editor and Elena Radic as project editor.
McGill-Queen’s University Press has announced that Richard Baggaley has joined the press as acquisitions editor.
Mary Ann Blair has joined the Iguana Books team as the Toronto press’s publisher.
Rob Philpott will serve as Hachette Book Group Canada’s new marketing director.
The Transatlantic Agency has announced that effective July 14, Megan Philipp will serve as executive assistant to Samantha Haywood.
Penguin Random House Canada has announced the launch of an audiobook publishing program to be led by Ann Jansen.
New hires and promotions at Dundurn.
Canadian Publishers’ Council has appointed Roger Clarke to the position of vice-president, K-20, effective immediately.
B.C. press Greystone Books has announced the pending retirement of associate publisher Nancy Flight, effective Oct. 16.
Bhavna Chauhan, Kiara Kent, and Zoe Maslow have been promoted at Penguin Random House Canada.
Stephanie Strain has joined ECW Press as marketing coordinator.
Carrie Gleason is the new publisher of James Lorimer & Company, effective April 10.
Kitchener, Ontario–based Library Services Centre has announced the hire of David Lewis in the position of library service representative, effective March 13.
The Cooke Agency has hired senior literary assistant Paige Sisley full-time, while Cooke International has hired Hana El Niwairi in the position of rights assistant.
House of Anansi Press has announced that Toronto poet Kevin Connolly has come on board as poetry editor, replacing outgoing editor Damian Rogers.
Halifax-based Nimbus Publishing has hired Karen McMullin as its first national publicist.
Michelle MacAleese is joining Vancouver-based editorial services company LifeTree Media.
Publishers Group Canada has promoted Erin Dunlop to the position of sales coordinator.