FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / November 18, 2019
Edmonton, AB – University of Alberta Press is pleased to announce that Michelle Lobkowicz will join us as our new Acquisitions Editor (Humanities and Literature) as of January 13, 2020.
“Michelle has dedicated more than 15 years to scholarly publishing,” notes Director and Publisher Douglas Hildebrand. “She began her publishing career with Broadview Press before moving to University of Toronto Press, where her most recent position was Sales Manager of their Book Publishing Division. She is a leader in our industry and we’re extremely lucky to have her join us at UAlberta Press.”
Lobkowicz says, “Throughout all of my roles, I have worked with authors and prospective authors, representing their work to colleagues and to the market. I am excited at the prospect of building on the Press’s already impressive lists in literature, poetry, natural history, and Indigenous Studies. Acquiring in the humanities is particularly exciting because the field encourages us to engage in active reflection and grapple with complex moral issues. Books are a big part of my home life as well, and when I read for pleasure, I most often choose Canadian fiction and short stories.”
Dr. Dale Askey, Vice-Provost & Chief Librarian at the University of Alberta, states, “A vibrant university press needs astute and energetic acquisitions editors to succeed. We welcome Michelle to the team and are pleased that she has chosen to apply her talents to the success of University of Alberta Press.”
Lobkowicz was born and raised in Edmonton. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Alberta and her Master of Arts in English from the University of Guelph. She will be returning to Edmonton from Guelph, Ontario.
About University of Alberta Press
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Douglas Hildebrand, Director and Publisher, University of Alberta Press