A native of Nova Scotia, Susan Renouf managed professional theatre and non-profit arts organizations before stumbling into publishing. She started in Vancouver with Douglas & McIntyre before moving to Toronto and continuing her career as editorial director and marketing manager of Doubleday Book and Music Clubs, editorial director of Kids Can Press, and president and editor-in-chief of Key Porter Books. From 2004 - 2010 she was McClelland & Stewart’s vice-president, associate publisher and chief operating officer.
She is currently the principal of Abanaki Editorial and Consulting, providing strategic advice and editorial services to the publishing industry. Her authors have included Dennis Lee, Farley Mowat, Modris Eksteins, Dan Gardner, Linda Spalding, Marq DeVilliers, Maude Barlow, Helen Humphreys and Molly Peacock. Susan has always been active in publishing industry advocacy, having served as president of the Association of Canadian Publishers and the Ontario Book Publishers’ Organization.