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Ave atque Vale

By Susan Harris

This week WWB bids farewell to editor Rohan Kamicheril. Rohan started at WWB as a volunteer in 2006, and while still an intern compiled a double issue of new Russian writing in July and August 2007. He joined us full-time the following year and has been vital to our growth and expansion. He co-edited, with Sal Robinson, our 2009 anthology, The Wall in My Head: Words and Images from the Fall of the Iron Curtain; he founded and compiled our annual Queer issues, led several other issues and features each year, developed and expanded the blog, oversaw the book review, contributed Russian translations, and deployed his formidable line editing ability across all our content. Throughout, he's been an esteemed member of the New York literary community, a gracious host at our events, and an impeccable and treasured colleague to all.

Rohan leaves us with two marvelous final issues: this month's of YA writing, and next month's on Uchronia, or alternate histories. We wish we could rewrite this ending to his time with us; but since we can’t, we’ll simply say: Hail and farewell, dear Rohan. We thank you for all you’ve done, and wish you the greatest success in all you do.

Published Dec 24, 2014   Copyright 2014 Susan Harris

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