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Anansi hires Melanie Little

In the wake of publisher Lynn Henry’s abrupt move to Doubleday Canada three weeks ago, House of Anansi Press is announcing some changes to its staff roster. Company president Sarah MacLachlan has been named president and publisher, thereby filling Henry’s former role, and former Freehand Press editor Melanie Little has been brought in as senior editor of Canadian fiction.

I look forward to working with what I know will be a crack team, said Little in a press release.

Meanwhile, former managing editor Janie Yoon has been promoted to senior editor of non-fiction, and former editorial assistant Kelly Joseph has been promoted to assistant editor.

Look for further coverage in Q&Q Omni next week.