March 8, 2010

Guernica Editions: Passing On The Torch

Guernica Editions: Passing On The Torch

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

As some of you may already be aware, Antonio D'Alfonso -- after 32 years of unwavering dedication to the difficult world of Canadian book publishing -- has graciously passed on ownership of his beloved Guernica Editions, one of the longest continuously-running houses in this country, to Connie McParland and Michael Mirolla.

It is our desire and intention to continue the legacy he has built up over the last three-plus decades while at the same time preparing Guernica for the many difficulties and challenges that publishing faces in the 21st century.

It is a task that we take on with a combination of pride and humility. Some of you may have been Guernica authors in the past; some of you are Guernica authors today; and some may become Guernica authors in the future.

Hopefully, all of you are Guernica readers!

Stay tuned for further news about upcoming readings, events and launches as we prepare for the 2010 publishing season with an ambitious program designed to not simply uphold but to rejuvenate Guernica's legacy.

If there are any concerns or questions, feel free to let us know.

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