Becky Toyne is a freelance books columnist, editor and publicist with more than 14 years’ experience in the UK and Canada. She has worked as an in-house editor at Random House in both countries, and as head of communications for Toronto’s International Festival of Authors (IFOA), where she was named one of the “Faces of Publishing’s Future” by Quill & Quire magazine.
Becky is a freelance publicist for the Writers’ Trust of Canada, which has a program of ten national literary awards, and a member of the Trust’s communications committee. She is also a member of the Freedom of Expression events committee for Freedom to Read Week. Becky writes a popular column about Toronto’s literary scene for openbooktoronto.com, is a national books columnist for CBC Radio One, and a regular event host and interviewer at festivals including IFOA and Word on the Street.