About the Editor

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Nivia Evans joined Saga Press in 2023, where she gets to indulge her lifelong obsession with science fiction and fantasy. She began her publishing career at The Overlook Press and later worked at Orbit Books for seven years, where she edited a range of standout authors including New York Times bestselling author Alix E. Harrow, World Fantasy Award winner Fonda Lee, Suyi Davies Okungbowa, and Tade Thompson. Nivia is a 2x Hugo Award nominee for Best Editor and was named Publishers Weekly’s Star Watch “Superstar” in 2020. A graduate of Adelphi University, Nivia teaches at NYU’s Center for Publishing as an adjunct professor. Editorial interests: Nivia is always looking for smart prose, captivating voices, and immersive worldbuilding, and is drawn to stories that engage with the search for identity and agency, explore old tales from new perspectives, uplift marginalized voices, and range from the dark to the whimsical.


Last Updated: May 16, 2024