Steven Beattie gets his own damn post

Why you gotta leave us like that Beattie? The beloved reviews editor for the Quill & Quire, (and occasional blogger) Steven Beattie, has left his post. This is a dude who has worked tirelessly (well, in fairness, he was quite tired) for CanLit for over a decade. Here’s hoping the reason you left is positive and the future for you is still in books, Steve.

Beattie, presumably pictured making large red pen marks on a review I wrote…

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.

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