All of us at University of Manitoba Press were deeply saddened to hear the news over the weekend that our friend and colleague Renate Eigenbrod had passed away.
Niigaan Sinclair, Stan Chung, Warren Cariou and Renate Eigenbrod at the launch of Stories in a New Skin in Winnipeg in January 2012.
We first met Renate Eigenbrod shortly after she came to our university in 2002, and within a few years we were working together on the publication of her book Travelling Knowledges: Positioning the Im/Migrant Reader of Aboriginal Literatures in Canada. This book, like all of Renate’s other work, was marked by her humanity, deep respect for others, and love of literature.
Renate Eigenbrod talks to Al Hunter at the Winnipeg launch of Centering Anishinaabeg Studies and Beautiful Razor in April 2013.
The news of Renate’s passing seems even more unexpected and unnatural because it came just as we were working with her on her latest book, an edited new edition of George Kenny’s book of poetry Indians Don’t Cry.
We will always remember Renate’s enthusiasm, her good humour, and most especially her unlimited generosity, and our thoughts are with her family and many friends.
Director, University of Manitoba Press