We are the editors of The Paris Review, the literary magazine that helped launch the careers of Jack Kerouac, V. S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, Adrienne Rich, Mona Simpson, David Foster Wallace, Jeffrey Eugenides, and countless others. Ask us anything!
The Paris Review is a nonprofit American literary magazine that helped launch the careers of Jack Kerouac, V. S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, Adrienne Rich, Mona Simpson, David Foster Wallace, Jeffrey Eugenides, and countless others. Founded by George Plimpton and friends in Paris (in 1953), the Review soon moved to New York, where it became one of the world's leading outlets for emerging and established writers.
Our Writers at Work series, regarded as "one of the single most persistent acts of cultural conservation in the history of the world" (The New York Times), includes interviews with Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Joan Didion, T. S. Eliot, Dorothy Parker, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Irwin Shaw, Elizabeth Bishop, and Vladimir Nabokov, among hundreds of others.
After Plimpton's death in 2003, the Review was edited by Philip Gourevitch. Lorin Stein and the current staff relaunched the Review in 2010 and founded The Paris Review Daily, an online gazette that reflects the sensibility of the quarterly.
We are currently celebrating our sixtieth anniversary and just announced our latest issue, The Paris Review No. 206.
We'll be around at 3:00 pm EDT to answer any and all questions. Proof!
Here to answer your questions are Lorin Stein (editor), Sadie Stein (deputy editor), Stephen Andrew Hiltner (associate editor), Clare Fentress (assistant editor), Justin Alvarez (digital director), and Hailey Gates (head of advertising and promotion).
EDIT (6:07 pm EDT): That's it for now, folks! We'll poke around tomorrow morning and try to address what we can, but we all wanted to thank you for a fun afternoon! If you're intrigued (and aren't already a reader), we hope you'll consider subscribing—or, at the very least, downloading our iOS app and following us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr). Happy reading!