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Former TNQ editor Kim Jernigan honoured by National Magazine Awards

Kim Jernigan

Kim Jernigan

The New Quarterly’s longtime editor Kim Jernigan is being honoured by the National Magazine Awards with its Foundation Award for Outstanding Achievement, which recognizes “an individual’s innovation and creativity through contributions to the magazine industry.”

Jernigan, who joined TNQ in 1981, retired from the literary journal in 2012. During her more than 30-year unpaid tenure, she is credited with nurturing the talents of authors such as Michael Winter, Michael Crummey, Annabel Lyon, Zsuzsi Gartner, and Alexander MacLeod. The NMA says she is “commended by her peers for her generosity, integrity, leadership, and contagious passion for Canadian literature.”

The award will be presented at the NMA gala in Toronto on June 6.