W. Ralph Eubanks has been appointed editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review. Since 1995. Eubanks has worked for the Library of Congress, most recently as director of publishing. There he has supervised the publication of more than 80 works of nonfiction.
Eubanks is a graduate of the University of Mississippi, where he majored in psychology. He holds a master’s degree in English language and literature from the University of Michigan. Eubanks is the author of Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey Into Mississippi’s Dark Past (Basic Books, 2003) and a history of his own family, The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South (Harper, 2009).
The Virginia Quarterly Review has been published continuously since 1925 by the University of Virginia. It has won six National Magazine Awards, more than any other literary quarterly in the nation. The journal, available by subscription and on newsstands, publishes essays on current affairs, literature, history, and criticism.
Jon Parrish Peede, publisher of the Virginia Quarterly Review, stated, “Ralph Eubanks is a gifted editor, acclaimed author and respected publishing industry leader. We are fortunate to hire a seasoned editor with such enthusiasm for new technologies as well as a steadfast commitment to literature and exceptional journalism. Having come from the highest level of book culture, Ralph is devoted to creating works of permanence.”