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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