Episode 07: David Ross


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In this episode, Jason ask David Ross how he started his career as an editor, he shares what he thinks an editor’s most important role is, we talk about his impressive and important book list that features so many queer writers of colour and about what it means to be a white editor working on these books.

David Ross works at Penguin Canada, where he acquires and edits memoir and fiction from underrepresented voices, with a particular focus on the queer community. Titles on his list include I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya, We Have Always Been Here by Samra Habib, Dead Mom Walking by Rachel Matlow, and A History of My Brief Body by Billy-Ray Belcourt.

Transcript and extended show notes to come.

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