New Hires at Dundurn Press!

New Hires at Dundurn Press!

Posted on October 11 by Dundurn Guest in News
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Dundurn Press has hired Whitney French, Julie Mannell, and Russell Smith as Acquisitions Editors. 

Whitney French is a writer and editor based in Toronto. She has received a B.A. in Creative Writing from Concordia University and is the editor of Black Lives Matter, a creative nonfiction anthology (University of Regina Press, 2019). She is passionate about grassroots community building and capturing unlikely stories. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys tree climbing, growing her own food, and spending time with her loud and rambunctious family. 

Julie Mannell is an author of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and criticism. She earned her MFA in creative writing from University of Guelph where she received the Constance Rooke and HarperCollins Scholarships. She won the Lionel Shapiro Award for Excellency in Creative Writing, the Mona Adilman Poetry Prize, was shortlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize, and was named one of the top 30 Poets Under 30 by In/Words Magazine. She is the 2019 Writer-in-Residence at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, as well as a professor of creative writing at George Brown College in Toronto. 

Russell is the author of nine books. His novels and short story collections have been nominated for the Governor General's Award, the Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Trillium Prize, the Impac Dublin Award and the Toronto Book Award. He has twice won the National Magazine Award for fiction. For many years he taught fiction writing in the University of Guelph's MFA in Creative Writing, and now teaches writing Creative Non-Fiction at the University of Toronto's School of Continuing Studies. He wrote a weekly column on the arts for the Globe and Mail for 20 years and is now the Globe's principal book reviewer and books columnist. He is an excellent techno dj but can spin deep house for early evening too.


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