From HTMLGIANT, Jeanne Leiby, 1964-2011:
Very sad news today: Jeanne Leiby, editor of The Southern Review, died in a car accident in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. The preliminary news report (http://avoyellestoday.com/bookmark/12850885) comes from Avoyelles Today. A tribute from Alex V. Cook, a writer and friend, appears at his blog: http://alexvcook.blogspot.com/2011/04/rip-jeanne-leiby.html
During Leiby’s short tenure at The Southern Review, she distinguished herself for the care and kindness she offered writers. Her short piece “Why I Call,” was her most public statement on the matter: http://www.thesouthernreviewblog.org.php5-16.dfw1-1.websitetestlink.com/2010/10/28/why-i-call/
Condolences and best wishes in this difficult time go to the Leiby family and to Jeanne’s colleagues at The Southern Review and Louisiana State University.
I didn’t personally know Ms. Leiby—though I enjoyed reading her posts on Facebook—and I loved her collection of short stories, Down River, which I wrote about here: http://workinprogressinprogress.blogspot.com/2010/02/too-many-books-too-many-books.html