Gay Talese was on the edge of his seat. James Salter stood in a canvas jacket, about to give his speech at the Paris Review Spring Revel in his cracked but majesterial tenor, and Gay Talese was really, really liking it.
“He was just giddy,” said Philip Gourevitch, who took over the Review after Read More
New Yorker writer Larissa MacFarquhar has signed with Ann Godoff at the Penguin Press to write a book, tentatively titled Extreme Virtue, about people with an uncommonly heightened sense of morality. A publishing source said the deal, brokered by Sarah Chalfant of the Wylie Agency, was worth a sum in the high six figures.
Ms. Read More
It was a wake, yes, but it looked like a terrific party as well: a gathering of scores of writers and editors whose work I’d admired. Still, I was feeling so sad and guilty, I had to leave. I felt something had to be done.
It was a wake for Lingua Franca, an informal farewell Read More