Virginia Quarterly Review names new editor a year after masthead upheaval

May 1, 2013
Ralph Eubanks (Courtesy of Virginia Quarterly Review)
W. Ralph Eubanks (Courtesy of Virginia Quarterly Review)

W. Ralph Eubanks has been named the new editor of Virginia Quarterly Review, a year after the acclaimed Charlottesville literary magazine lost its last boss amid turmoil over a staffer’s suicide.

Eubanks, 55, a scholar known for his work on race relations, has most recently served as the director of publishing for the Library of Congress.

He will replace Ted Genoways who left a year ago after nine-year stint that brought the tiny journal national attention via six National Magazine Awards. But Genoways also ended up the subject of a so-called “workplace bullying” controversy when some colleagues accused him of harassing his managing editor, Kevin Morrissey, who committed suicide in 2010.

Previously: Virginia Quarterly Review editor steps down, 4/5/12
Virginia Quarterly Review staffer died by his own hand, but he reached out first, 9/9/10
U-Va. suicide probe faults officials’ oversight, 10/21/10

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