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
“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
Today, Reagan Arthur (of Little, Brown imprint Reagan Arthur Books) takes her turn at The Paris Review‘s “Culture Diaries” feature. But rather than a tea-drinking counterpart to the New York sex diaries, this installment calls to mind an Us magazine standby: “Stars–They’re Just Like Us!”
Playing Scrabulous on Facebook! Following Read More
Birds and Blogs
The Paris Review may be new to the blogosphere, but they already have a Plimptonian answer to New York magazine’s Sex Diaries, which chronicle a week in one person’s sex life.
The Paris Review solution is called The Culture Diaires, “a week in one reader’s life.”
This week’s installment is Read More
Reflections on the Ivy League
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
NOT LONG AGO, at a party on the Lower East Side, a young man decided to play a trick on a girl he had only just met. A mutual friend had introduced them. He asked her where she had gone to school.
The answer was “Yale.”
“He was like, ‘Whoa, what was that like?’” the Read More
Newly minted Paris Review editor Lorin Stein professed not to know what exactly a “Spring Revel” involved: Tuesday night was his first experience of the magazine’s annual fund-raising gala.
But departing editor Philip Gourevitch told The Observer he wanted the evening to be like a dinner party, without too many speeches while people were trying 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
Paris Review editor Philip Gourevitch told his staff this afternoon that he will be stepping down in April after five years on the job.
Mr. Gourevitch, who is also a New Yorker staff writer, said in an interview that his decision to resign was motivated by a desire to focus his energies on his writing, Read More