Associate Publisher, Orca Books
Ruth Linka began her career in publishing at Coteau Books, a literary publisher in Saskatchewan. Since then, she has worked at Raincoast Books as the Production Manager and Associate Art Director, and at NeWest Press as the General Manager. In 2001, Ruth co-founded Brindle & Glass, which was awarded “Emerging Publisher of the Year” at the 2003 Alberta Book Awards. In 2007, Ruth was made Publisher at TouchWood Editions, of which B&G is the literary imprint. In 2014, Ruth moved to Orca Book Publishers, where she is the Associate Publisher. She serves on the board for the Association of Book Publishers of BC and The Victoria Book Prize Society, and has previously been a board member for the LPG, Book Publishers of Alberta, and various community theatres and projects.
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