Helen Walsh is a publisher, producer and writer. Walsh took over the Literary Review of Canada in 1998 and, along with a small group of passionate literati, re-launched the magazine later that year. She has since grown the readership, reach and influence of the magazine by producing a highly popular series of public readings and talks. In 2005, Walsh founded Diaspora Dialogues Charitable Society, an arts organization that supports the creation of new fiction, poetry and drama by culturally diverse writers. With the design and launch of the Ideas institute, Walsh aspires to build a broad-based public forum where Canadians can meet each other in a robust and respectful conversation about the future of Canada, and actively participate in the building of its future.
portrait by Betty Wang