Associate Publisher, Orca Books
Ruth Linka began her career in publishing at Coteau Books, a literary publisher, working in promotions and editorial. 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 and business partner Lee Shedden formed Brindle & Glass in Alberta and were awarded “Emerging Publisher of the Year” at the 2003 Alberta Book Awards. Arriving at TouchWood in 2007 with Brindle & Glass in tow, Ruth worked as the Publisher for TouchWood Editions, of which B&G is the literary imprint. In 2014 Ruth moved to Orca Book Publishers where she is now a partner. She is currently on the Association of Canadian Publishers council and the Victoria Book Prize Society. In the past she has served on boards such as the Association of Book Publishers of BC, the Literary Press Group of Canada, the Book Publishers of Alberta, and various community theatres and projects.