A few weeks before The Paris Review’s Spring Revel, the Transom asked Courtney Love if she would be in attendance to watch her grandmother, the novelist Paula Fox, accept the Hadada Award.
No, she would not.
“Paula’s absolute dislike of me is shocking and inexplicable,” Ms. Love told us.
The strained relationship is perhaps not Read More
Spider-Senses were working overtime at the battle of comic publishing houses on the softball field as the Marvel Knights decimated DC Comic’s Bullets 19-4. Supermen and Wonder Women, DC was not.
“To change the topic, any thoughts on Picasso’s Blue Period?”
–writer for Paris Review, during Michael Bloomberg’s March 2 press conference at the Armory Art Show.
At The Paris Review’s Spring Revel on Monday night, April 13, at Cipriani 42nd Street, someone mentioned in passing that Philip Gourevitch, the editor of the literary magazine, is a real guy’s guy.
He does kind of resemble the actor Vince Vaughn! And he did look pretty beefy under his suit, though that might Read More
The lucky winner of the Literary Review’s annual Bad Sex in Fiction award will be announced this week. The award was established in 1993 by the late Auberon Waugh (son of Evelyn) in the quixotic hope that it would dissuade writers from introducing “unconvincing, perfunctory, embarrassing or redundant passages of a sexual nature in otherwise Read More
“I only like to come to these things if I’ve recently published a book,” said Richard Price, author of the recently released and highly praised novel Lush Life, standing among fellow authors and editors at the Paris Review Spring Revel gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on the evening of Monday, April 14.
The crowd Read More
Philip Gourevitch, the editor of The Paris Review, can be blunt about the magazine bequeathed to him in March 2005, two years after the death of longtime editor and co-founder George Plimpton.
“I thought the magazine was physically unattractive,” he told The Observer on a recent rainy afternoon. He was behind his glass-topped desk, Read More
Last evening, the cozy Tribeca offices of The Paris Review were packed in celebration of the magazine’s Fall issue, which features a photo dossier of the Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar and an interview with the Israeli author David Grossman, who is working on his first novel in several years. New Yorker fact-checker Jonathan Shainin, Read More