Friday, November 28th, 2008
Congratulations to Marlene Kadar, the editor of Wilfrid Laurier University Press’s Life Writing Series on being recognized by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. Marlene was honoured in the category of Trailblazers and Trendsetters in such company as Honourable Justice Louise Arbour and the Right Honourable Kim Campbell.
At Laurier Press we have long known Marlene to be a trailblazer and trendsetter. As the editor of the Life Writing Series she is responsible for the acquisition of many fine books that may otherwise never have reached the public eye. Stories like And Peace Never Came by Elisabeth M. Raab, 163256: A Memoir of Resistance by Michael Englishman, and Becoming My Mother’s Daughter by Erika Gottlieb are just a few of the wonderful books she has been instrumental in publishing.
Her critical book Tracing the Autobiographical, co-edited with Linda Warley, Jeanne Perrault and Susanna Egan has been called an “intellectual feast” and a”fascinating collection, full of innovative reading practices and ‘egodocuments.’”
Marlene Kadar is the Interim Director, Graduate Programme in Interdisciplinary Studies at York University in Toronto. She is often invited to speak on the subject of life writing, especially in the context of traumatic events such as the Holocaust.
We congratulate Marlene on this award and are grateful that we have the opportunity to work with her on a regular basis.