with owner & publisher
Noelle Allen, Wolsak & Wynn
Hi! My name is crystal fletcher and welcome to all about canadian books. This week, I’m hosting a special series that takes a peak at what’s going on in the Canadian book industry.
Before I introduce this week’s guest…if you LOVE books and the stories behind them, be sure to subscribe to my channel. Interviews are posted bi-weekly, and you don’t want to miss them. My guest today is Noelle Allen. She’s the owner and publisher of Wolsak and Wynn an award-winning literary press based in Hamilton, Ontario. She is also the past-chair of the Literary Press Group, gritlit: Hamilton’s Readers and Writers Festival and of the Hamilton Arts Council Literary Advisory Committee, where she managed the Hamilton Literary Awards.
Currently Noelle is also the essay editor for the Hamilton Review of Books and manages the literary programing for Super Crawl, Hamilton’s largest outdoor arts festival.
We discussed, her career highlight (Noelle has been in the industry for 3 decades), manuscripts that grab her attention, the challenges of being an independent publisher in Canada before and amid COVID-19.
**CORRECTION: Apparently, I did not have enough coffee as I referred to 'independent' publishing as 'indie.' OMG! And, Noelle was very Canadian and did not correct me! I am SO embarrassed and BIG apologies. OMG!**
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