Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Always a Tennessee Connection

Former Nashvillian Eliza Borné is the new editor of The Oxford American

When the Oxford American announced last week that Eliza Borné would be the magazine’s third editor, our friends over at BookPage were thrilled: Borné spent three years as an editor at the Nashville-based national publication.

“Eliza loved Nashville, but she was born and raised in Little Rock, and we always thought she would move back there one day,” BookPage editor Lynn Green told Chapter 16 in an email. “She’s so smart and capable and vivacious that several of us have joked that she’ll probably be mayor of Little Rock one day.” At the Oxford American, Borné, 29, succeeds Roger D. Hodge (who, as a Sewanee graduate, also has a Tennessee connection) after rising quickly up the masthead: she was appointed associate editor in 2013 and managing editor in 2014.

“Eliza was an indispensable and treasured part of our editorial staff when she was at BookPage,” Green says. “She brought genuine enthusiasm to every book or author she wrote about, and she had an innovative sense of how to connect with readers. We think the OA is very lucky to have her as editor!”

To read more about Borné’s appointment, click here.