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Phyllis Bruce celebrates Order of Canada honour


Authors Anna Porter, Ann Y.K. Choi, Charlotte Gray, David Goldbloom, Bob Rae, Michael Valpy, Ken McGoogan, Sylvia Fraser, Phyllis Bruce, Jennifer Glossop, Frances Itani, Dennis Bock, and Pier Bryden. (Credit: Loretta Eldridge)

A group of Canadian publishing professionals gathered at Toronto’s Ben McNally Books on Feb. 29 to celebrate Simon & Schuster Canada editor Phyllis Bruce, who was recently appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada for her service to the industry and the country.

Bruce heads her own eponymous imprint at S&S Canada and has been a long-time member of the Canadian publishing landscape in various roles, including as publisher of Phyllis Bruce Books at HarperCollins Canada for two decades before her move to S&S.

S&S Canada president and publisher Kevin Hanson spoke to commend Bruce on the accolade, saying the appointment was “richly deserved” and thanking Bruce for her mentorship and continuing contributions to publishing.