David Levine–the indomitable illustrator who for decades defined the aesthetic of the New York Review of Books–died this morning in Manhattan at the age of 83.
Through his sharp-eyed pen-and-ink portraits, the Brooklyn-born artist helped shape the nascent NYRB when he joined the staff in 1963. Mr. Levine received an envelope every Thursday containing Read More
Yesterday afternoon, a little before 5 p.m., the official Twitter feed of the New York Review of Books rang out with a message announcing a job opening. “Editorial assistant wanted,” the tweet said, and pointed interested parties to a job listing on the NYRB Web site. Evidently one of the four youngsters who Read More
New York Times writer-at-large Charles “Chip” McGrath, the 61-year-old former editor of the paper’s Sunday book review, is working on a profile of rom December 2005 and a lengthy one in New York by James Atlas that appeared in September 2006, shortly after the death of Barbara Epstein, who was Read More
Each winter and spring, publicists from university presses across the country come to New York and spend a week promoting their forthcoming titles to various books section editors. Representatives from top presses like Harvard, Chicago, Columbia and Yale, as well as from smaller institutions like Vanderbilt and Kansas, jockey for face time with as many Read More
Last week, The New York Review of Books, the biweekly chronicle of American intellectual life that will turn 45 next year, lost one of its founding editors when Elizabeth Hardwick passed away at the age of 91. It was a deeply sad moment for The Review, which had lost another beloved editor, Barbara Epstein, just Read More
“I think I’ve a terrible defect,” said Robert B. Silvers, editor of The New York Review of Books, “which is, I don’t have a very full sense of time. I don’t feel an enormous accretion of years or anything like that. I’m very involved in what we’re doing here—as involved as ever—and I don’t think Read More
When the board of directors of The Paris Review named New Yorker staff writer Philip Gourevitch as the new editor of the literary quarterly last week, a flicker of surprise rippled among the writers, editors and George Plimpton–admirers who had been anxiously awaiting the board’s next move. The board’s first act-firing post-Plimpton editor Brigid Hughes, Read More