Monday 13 April 2009

Derek Weiler 1968-2009

I've just learned that Quill & Quire's ed-in-chief Derek Weiler passed away over the weekend. I didn't know him very well, but I was always grateful for the pieces he generously let me write for the magazine (a few, no doubt, assigned against his better judgement). I admired Derek's editorial acumen, his editorials, his Quillblog posts and (especially) his sharp writing style. This is a real shock -- he was only a couple of years older than me. As I just told a friend, I'm going to go hug my wife and kid and count my blessings.

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