Doubleday Canada loses editor-in-chief

<p>Canadian publishing has been hit by the second high profile departure in a month. The <a href="http://arts.nationalpost.com/2010/06/28/martha-kanya-forstner-resigns-as... target="_blank"><em>National Post </em></a>reports that Martha Kanya-Forstner has resigned as editor-in-chief of Doubleday Canada, where she has been for 12 years.</p><p>In a statement Kristin Cochrane, vice-president and publisher of Doubleday Canada Publishing Group, announced that Kanya-Forstner, who recently gave birth to her third daughter, would remain with the company &quot;in a new, independent, freelance editorial arrangement&quot;. </p><p>As part of that, she will continue to work with several of writers, including Wayson Choy, Michael Crummey, Anthony De Sa, CS Richardson, James Maskalyk and James Orbinski. Kanya-Forstner, who first joined Doubleday Canada as an intern in 1998, has edited such authors as Nino Ricci, Fred Stenson, Christie Blatchford, and Camilla Gibb.</p><p>Former president and chief executive David Davidar left Penguin Canada earlier this month<a href="../news/120728-penguin-canada-rocked-by-davidar-sexual-harassment-claim.html" target="_blank"> amid allegations of sexual harassment</a>. His position has still not been filled.<br /> </p>