There have been some very exciting developments at Maisonneuve lately. First, on June 7, we won Magazine of the Year—the industry’s most prestigious prize—at the National Magazine Awards. It was a nice affirmation of the direction in which, as editor-in-chief, I’ve tried to take Maisonneuve. You can read the text of my acceptance speech here.
We also celebrated the magazine’s tenth birthday earlier this spring with a big anniversary issue. It was hugely well-received and garnered a lot of coverage. I was interviewed by CTV, CBC Radio, the Montreal Gazette and others, and I compiled the top ten sentences in Maisonneuve’s history for the National Post.
Finally, on a more personal note, I recently was accepted to the Banff Centre’s acclaimed Literary Journalism Residency. I’ll at the Centre for most of July, working on a single long-form piece of narrative non-fiction. And in the most recent issue of Maisonneuve, you can read an essay I wrote about the strange-but-true history of animal trials.