Hatch, Ronald B.

Ronald Hatch

Ronald B. Hatch

Ronsdale books edited or translated by Ronald B. Hatch:

  1. Clayoquot & Dissent (with Veronica Hatch)
  2. Fugitive Dreams (by Sowol Kim, translated with Jaihiun Kim)
  3. Love’s Silence and Other Poems (by Yong-un Han, translated with Jaihiun Kim)



Ronald B. Hatch completed his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 1969, with a dissertation on eighteenth century social history and the poetry of George Crabbe. He joined the UBC English Department in 1969 as Assistant Professor and became Associate Professor in 1974. In 1979-80, he was Visiting Professor at Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Germany. In 1989-90 he was Visiting Professor at the University of Erlangen/Nuremberg. And again in 1997, he was invited to be Visiting Professor at the University of Chemnitz, where he introduced a program in Canadian Studies.

Dr. Hatch’s has published a book on George Crabbe (Crabbe’s Arabesque: Social Drama in the Poetry of George Crabbe) and numerous articles on the literature of the eighteenth century. In Canadian literature he has published on the fiction of Mavis Gallant.

In 1990, Dr. Hatch became the publisher of Ronsdale Press, a literary press specializing in Canadian poetry, fiction, belles lettres and children’s literature. As the publisher, he edits the work of many Canadian writers. He has co-translated a number of Korean poetry books, including Sowol Kim’s Fugitive Dreams, and Yong-un Han’s Love’s Silence. In his publishing capacity, he has also been responsible for the production of the annual English Department Sedgewick Lecture.