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Louise Dennys wins 2013 Ivy Award

Louise Dennys

Louise Dennys

Random House of Canada’s Louise Dennys has been named the recipient of the second annual Ivy Award, presented by the International Visitors (IV) Programme in association with IFOA. The award will be presented by Salman Rushdie, of whom Dennys has been the long-time Canadian publisher, at a reading by the Governor General’s Literary Award finalists on Oct. 28.

Dennys’s title is executive vice-president of Random House of Canada, and executive publisher of the Knopf Random Canada Publishing Group; previously, she served as publisher of Lester & Orpen Dennys. Dennys is credited with pioneering the practice of publishing Canadian editions of books by international authors as well as tirelessly promoting Canadian authors abroad.

The Ivy Award jury comprises Humber College School of Creative and Performing Arts dean Joe Kertes, Westwood Creative Artists director, shareholder, and vice-president Linda McKnight, and bookseller Ben McNally.

In a press release, the jury says, Louise has long been the preeminent literary ambassador for Canada and its writers, from the time she led the first Canadian Publishing Trade Mission to the UK in 1984 and the first to China in 1988, broadly supporting her fellow publishers in these endeavours. We can think of no one who better embodies the qualities this award seeks to honour, and of no one who is more deserving of it.

Now in its sixth year, the IV Program brings together international publishing professionals for four days of events held throughout IFOA.


September 24th, 2013

11:28 am

Category: Awards

Tagged with: Awards, IFOA, Ivy Award, Louise Dennys