UNC Press is pleased to announce the promotion of Cate Hodorowicz to the position of editor, effective March 1, 2022.
As editor, Hodorowicz will co-lead development of the Press’s new Great Circle Books series of literary nonfiction works, collaborating with acquisitions colleague Lucas Church and series editors Kiese Laymon (best-selling author of works including Long Division; How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, and Heavy: An American Memoir) and Marie Mutsuki Mockett (prize-winning author of Picking Bones from Ash; Where the Dead Pause, and the Japanese Say Goodbye, and American Harvest: God, Country, and Farming in the Heartland).
Hodorowicz will also develop and acquire titles for the Press’s regional general interest list, and she will assume responsibility for its prestigious list of books in food studies and cooking, previously overseen by executive editor Elaine Maisner, who will retire March 30.
“I’m thrilled to be acquiring in three areas that encompass everything I love: engaging, innovative narrative; the connections between people and food, both globally and closer to home; and the vibrancy of North Carolina and the South,” Hodorowicz said. “These fields represent UNC Press at its best—as a publisher devoted to both general and scholarly readers, as well as to local, national, and international conversations.”
Hodorowicz’s first acquisition for UNC Press is Mahnaz Afkhami’s memoir, The Other Side of Silence: A Memoir of Exile, Iran, and the Global Women’s Movement, which will be published in fall 2022.
“Cate is a gifted editor who has already helped to transform our publishing program in important ways,” said Mark Simpson-Vos, Wyndham Robertson Editorial Director. “Many of our authors have already benefitted from her thoughtful developmental editing and attention to the many details that go into a successful book. Going forward, we are fortunate to have her guiding some of our most high-profile lists and some significant expansions of our publishing footprint as we begin our second century of publishing at UNC Press.”
Hodorowicz, an accomplished teacher, writer, and Pushcart Prize-winner, joined the UNC Press staff in 2017. She was most recently associate editor and acquisitions manager. She holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Pittsburgh and an MFA in nonfiction from the Ranier Writing Workshop.