Liz Gorinsky(she/they) is a speculative fiction editor. Liz started her editorial career at Tor Books, editing a list that included popular and acclaimed speculative fiction authors Felix Gilman, Mary Robinette Kowal, Liu Cixin, Annalee Newitz, Thomas Olde Heuvelt, Cherie Priest, Lev Rosen, Nisi Shawl, Brian Francis Slattery, Catherynne M. Valente, and Jeff VanderMeer; and anthologies edited by Ellen Datlow, David Hartwell, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, Ken Liu, and Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. She won the 2017 Hugo Award for Best Editor, Long Form, and has received seven nominations in that category. She also won the 2016 Alfie Award, designed and presented by George R. R. Martin, in the same category. She was part of the team that founded Tor.com, and acquired and edited short fiction and comics for that site for many years. She also acted as the reprint editor of Queers Destroy Fantasy. In June 2018, she founded Erewhon Books, a new independent speculative fiction publishing company where she is the President, Publisher, and lead editor.
Liz started working in the speculative fiction field after studying English, Psychology, and Computer Science at Columbia College in New York City, but draws just as frequently on the skills she learned during a three-year stint as president of the Columbia University Science Fiction Society. In her free time, she designs and plays analog games (mostly indie RPGs, Nordic larp, and Eurogames), cooks exotic foods, watches a ton of theatre, and rides bikes. She lives in Alphabet City in Manhattan.