Roger D. Hodge has been named the second editor in the 20-year history of The Oxford American, succeeding Marc Smirnoff, who was fired July 15 amid a sexual harassment accusation.
Hodge was the editor of Harper's from 2006-2010, and during his tenure the magazine was a finalist for a National Magazine Award seven times, winning twice.
"The appointment of Roger Hodge as editor of The Oxford American will begin an exciting new era for the magazine," said Warwick Sabin, publisher of The Oxford American. "He brings impeccable literary credentials as well as a rigorous experience editing Harper's Magazine. Roger is a son of the South, having been born in Texas and educated at Sewanee. Roger has an intuitive understanding of the unique spirit and character of The Oxford American, and he is the perfect person to shepherd it in a rapidly evolving publishing landscape."