Louise Dennys is Executive Publisher and Executive Vice-President of Penguin Random House Canada, but also a “hands-on writer’s editor,” working directly with many of Canada’s most renowned writers, including Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, and Yann Martel. Some particularly interesting facts about Louise are that she started her own publishing house at age 25 (amazing, right?), is the founding publisher of the Canadian arm of Knopf and Vintage, is a past president of PEN Canada, and is a recipient of the Order of Canada for her contribution to Canadian culture.