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Q&Q bids farewell to review editor Steven Beattie

Steven Beattie, Quill & Quire’s review editor, will be leaving the magazine on Feb. 26.

For nearly 13 years Steven has guided thousands of book reviews with his keen intellect and broad knowledge of both Canadian literature and the industry behind it. He has added dozens of new reviewers to our roster of contributors, expanding the perspectives of the magazine’s work.

He championed independent presses and their authors, looked for the overlooked, and made sure there was an opportunity for the broadest cross-section of authors and their publishers to be represented in the pages of Quill & Quire.

He ensured the elevated discussion of our national literature. Steven will be moving on to work on personal projects.

Associate publisher Attila Berki will be handling the review section for the near term. Many of you may already be familiar with Attila from his work with independent booksellers and publishers across Canada with the Books for Everybody gift guides. Attila has worked at Octopus/Reed, M&S, and as a freelance editor, and has his M.A. from the University of Toronto. He can be reached at [email protected].