Oakville-based P.S. Literary Agency has a number of personnel changes to report.
Canadian Manda Group has brought on Peter Hill-Field, its director of sales and marketing, as a new partner.
The Word on the Street Toronto has announced that festival director Heather Kanabe is stepping down.
Vancouver’s Arsenal Pulp Press has announced that longtime editor Susan Safyan will be stepping down from her role with the company on Jan. 31, 2018.
The University of Alberta Press has announced the appointment of Douglas Hildebrand as its new director and publisher, effective Oct. 10.
Freehand Books has announced that effective Sept. 1, Naomi K. Lewis will serve as acting submissions coordinator, filling in for Deborah Willis.
Penguin Random House Canada imprint McClelland & Stewart has announced that poet, novelist, and essayist Dionne Brand has been hired in the newly created position of poetry editor.
Leslie Hurtig will replace Hal Wake as the new artistic director at the Vancouver Writers Festival.
The Hornblower Group has announced the hire of Louis-Marc Simard as account manager.
Robert Rose Inc. has announced the hire of Kelly Glover as manager, sales and marketing.
Toronto literary agency The Rights Factory has announced a number of promotions.
Dundurn has hired Scott Fraser as acquisitions editor and Elena Radic as project editor.
McGill-Queen’s University Press has announced that Richard Baggaley has joined the press as acquisitions editor.