Inanna Publications Editor-in-Chief Luciana Ricciutelli
(19 February, 1958 – 14 December, 2020)
Luciana Ricciutelli was a fierce force for women’s rights and empowerment and social change. She worked tirelessly for Inanna for 28 of our 42-year herstory in her role as Editor-in-Chief. Luciana spearheaded the development of Inanna’s book publishing program in 1996 and the launch of the poetry and fiction series in 2004. She was also key in the editing and production of our feminist journal, Canadian Woman Studies/Les cahiers de la femmes, and had over 30 years experience working with charitable organizations. Over the years, Luciana took leadership roles on boards and committees in and outside of the publishing world to bolster women’s lives, support independent presses, and to help affect positive change in the world.
There are really no words to express this tremendous loss. Luciana was not only a brilliant editor and publisher. She nurtured writers with the same care, encouragement, and concern she did for her family and closest friends. Luciana’s accomplishments are innumerable. And her impact on Inanna Publications is immeasurable. Her greatest wish was for Inanna to grow and continue to thrive far into the future. Our Inanna community meant the world to her. She was one of a kind, and we are so proud and honoured to be entrusted to carry on her crucial work and honour her enduring legacy.
In lieu of flowers, Luciana’s family asks that donations be directed to Inanna Publications.
Luciana’s family, Inanna Publications Staff and Board