news | Friday January 29, 2016
Saskatchewan native and Manitoba publisher Gord Shillingford passed away on January 25, at the age of 55, of cancer.
In the 1980s Shillingford co-founded Blizzard Publishing, an imprint that later went out of business, and whose titles are still distributed by Talonbooks. Shillingford then founded J. Gordon Shillingford Publishing, a primarily literary press whose imprints include Scirocco Drama (plays), The Muses’ Company (poetry), Watson & Dwyer Publishing (Canadian social history), and J. Gordon Shillingford (politics, religion, true crime, biography). The press publishes about 14 titles per year and is the second largest drama publisher in Canada (after Talonbooks).
Read more about Shillingford and his publishing endeavors in Quill & Quire.