New Editors, Poetry
Last week, the new editor of The Paris Review, Lorin Stein, told The Observer that he and his recently installed poetry editor, Robyn Creswell, were preparing a “holy shit” poetry section for their first issue at the helm, due out Sept. 15.
“Robyn and I have been arguing about poems since we met,” said Read More
Birds and Blogs
“I think there’s a good argument for having fun when you work,” said Paris Review editor Lorin Stein on the phone from his White Street offices yesterday. “Life is short! And none of us is making a banker’s salary, right?”
Since leaving Farrar, Straus & Giroux to take over the quarterly from Philip Gourevitch earlier Read More
Lorin Stein, the new editor of The Paris Review, announced the launch of the quarterly’s first blog today. It’s Plimptonian!
From Mr. Stein’s note:
We have been looking for a way to keep in touch with our readers between issues, and to call attention to our favorite writers and artists in something close Read More
Sean McDonald is leaving Riverhead Books for Farrar, Straus & Giroux, reports The Awl.
Here’s how The Observer described him back in 2003, when he was but an emergent “Power Punk”:
Big, quiet, slightly rough-hewn Sean McDonald, the senior editor and online creative director of Riverhead Books, has Read More
FSG editor Lorin Stein will be taking over as editor of The Paris Review in April, the literary quarterly announced today.
“Lorin has an uncommon literary sensibility and eye for new talent,” said publisher Antonio Weiss in a statement. Stein’s authors at FSG have included Elif Batuman, Lydia Davis, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Denis Johnson, Read More
Remember that mesmerizing video of New Yorker literary critic James Wood finger-drumming in his kitchen while his children shriek with delight? It went up back in November, when the publishing industry was melting down and nothing good at all was happening anywhere. Well, your chance to see Mr. Wood perform his secret talent Read More
Who are this year’s Media Mensches? Meet The New York Times‘ Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., Union Square Ventures’ Fred Wilson, director Errol Morris, Farrar, Straus, and Giroux’s Lorin Stein, and 60 Minutes‘ Jeffrey Fager.
Felix Gillette looks at CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips, "a seasoned, London-based reporter. But he is Read More
Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.
Chairman of the New York Times Co., publisher of The New York Times
In the middle of November 2008, at a time when the New York Times Company stock number was falling off the face of the earth, Arthur Sulzberger Jr. was in the ballroom at the Read More
Farrar, Straus and Giroux editor Lorin Stein has been wanting to publishing Russian writer Vladimir Sorokin for years, but until now could not find a work of his that could be translated easily enough into English.
That changed this week, Mr. Stein told Media Mob, with FSG planning to publish a short volume tentatively Read More
Above, Friday night in the East Village outside Plan B, where Farrar, Straus & Giroux and LitMob.com co-hosted a book party for 2666, the highly anticipated new novel from late Chilean author Roberto Bolaño.
Trouble was, no one at FSG thought to make a guest list, so every little Read More