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Liz Gorinsky is the publisher of Erewhon Books, a former editor for Tor Books, multiple Hugo award nominee, and 2017 Hugo Award winner in the category of Best Editor (Long Form).

Liz Gorinsky
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GenreScience fiction, fantasy, horror
Liz Gorinsky accepting the Hugo Award, 2017.



Gorinsky is a native of Manhattan.[1] She studied English, psychology and computer science at Columbia College, serving three years as president of the Columbia University Science Fiction Society.[2]

She interned at DC Comics and Tor Books before joining the editorial staff of the latter,[3] assisting editors including Ellen Datlow, Jim Frenkel and Patrick Nielsen Hayden.[4] In addition to print novels, while working at Tor she acquired and edited short fiction for Tor Books's online short fiction market,[5]

In 2018, Gorinsky left Tor to found an independent speculative fiction publishing company, Erewhon Books.[6]

She currently resides in Alphabet City.

Awards and nominationsEdit

Gorinsky was first Hugo nominated for Best Editor (Long Form) in 2010,[7] technically prior to her promotion to full editor at Tor Books.[8] Gorinsky was nominated again in the same category in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017, winning in 2017.[9][10][11][12][13][14] She is a winner of the 2015 George R.R. Martin–awarded "Alfie" award in the category of Best Editor, Long Form.[15]

Authors and worksEdit


  1. ^ "Texas Week: Interview with Tor editor Liz Gorinsky". The Steampunk Bible. 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  2. ^ "Liz Gorinsky". Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  3. ^ "05/2009 Meeting - SF Assn of Bergen County". 2009-05-09. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  4. ^ Jeff VanderMeer (2012-04-11). "Liz Gorinsky on Her Hugo Nomination, Interview". BookLife. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  5. ^ "Submissions Guidelines". 2014-05-29. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  6. ^ "New Science Fiction and Fantasy Publisher Founded by Former Tor Books Editor". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  7. ^ "2010 Hugo Award Nominees – Details". The Hugo Awards. 2010-04-04. Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  8. ^ Locus Publications (2010-08-20). "Locus Online News » Liz Gorinsky Promoted to Editor". Retrieved 2014-07-18.
  9. ^ "2011 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Archived from the original on 2012-04-09. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  10. ^ "2012 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  11. ^ "2013 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  12. ^ "2014 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  13. ^ "2016 Hugo Awards". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved 2016-07-06.
  14. ^ "2017 Hugo Awards Announced". The Hugo Awards. Retrieved 2016-08-12.
  15. ^ "THE ALFIE AWARDS". George R.R. Martin. 2015-10-06. Retrieved 2016-07-06.

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