Margaret Hivnor



Acquires reprint rights (paperback and e-book) for previously published works and revised editions in all fields in which the Press is active.  Also acquires English-language rights to contemporary novels from Latin American and the Caribbean, most recently for Norte by Edmundo Paz Soldán, forthcoming Fall, 2016.

I acquire reprint and electronic rights to books not originally published by The University of Chicago Press, which we then publish in paperback and e-book. These include classics that have recently fallen out of print, such as The Irony of American History and trade fiction such as The Raj Quartet and The Last Hurrah. I lease rights from authors, publishers, and agents. Recent authors include Roger Ebert, Friedrich Dürrenmatt, Leo Durocher, Oakley Hall, Henry James, Edwin O’Connor, and Donald Westlake.

It’s a pleasure to add reprints to the many fields in which the press has strong lists: history, economics, science, nature, sociology, law, architecture, classics, film, theology, music, and others.

I’ve worked at Chicago since 1985. After earning degrees from Harvard and The University of Chicago, I taught part-time and worked as an editorial assistant at the Press before acquiring reprint rights.

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