Susanne Alexander is the Publisher of Goose Lane Editions. Since joining the company at the tail end of the 1980s, she and her colleagues have expanded the publishing program to include more than 300 active titles, encompassing not only fiction and poetry, the heart and soul of the company, but also a wide range of non-fiction titles, including art, biographies, histories, and travel memoirs; works on contemporary social issues; and volumes by Acadian writers in translation. Their most ambitious books? The 1,200-page Passamaquoddy-Maliseet Dictionary and SakKijâjuk: Art and Craft of Nunatsiavut, scheduled to be issued in English, French, and Inuktitut.
Susanne has served as president of the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association and Enterprise Fredericton, and on the Boards and Executive Committees of the Literary Press Group of Canada and the Association of Canadian Publishers. She has also served on juries and advisory committees for the Canada Council of the Arts, the Department of Canadian Heritage, and the governments of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and New Brunswick.