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LORIN STEIN Tapped as Editor of The Paris Review

LORIN STEIN Tapped as Editor of The Paris Review

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, March 5, 2010 –
Lorin Stein Named Editor of 
The Paris Review 
Lorin Stein will succeed Philip Gourevitch as the editor of 
e Paris Review
in April of 2010, it wasannounced today by the board of directors of Te Paris Review Foundation.“Lorin has an uncommon literary sensibility and eye for new talent,” said Antonio Weiss, publisherof the nonprot quarterly that
Time 
recently called “America’s greatest literary journal.” “
e ParisReview
has thrived during Philip’s ve-year tenure as editor,” Weiss said, “and we look forward toachieving new heights under Lorin’s leadership.”Both an editor and a writer, Mr. Stein, 37, has worked at Farrar, Straus and Giroux since 1998, wherehe has edited such authors as Elif Batuman, Lydia Davis, Jerey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen,Denis Johnson, Sam Lipsyte, Richard Price, and James Wood. He has also overseen many worksin translation, including the novels of Roberto Bolaño. Books edited by Mr. Stein have receivedthe National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the
Los Angeles Times
Book Prize, the
Believer 
Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Mr. Stein’s reviews of ction and poetry andhis translations from French have appeared in
e New York Review of Books
,
Harper’s
, the
LondonReview of Books
,
e New Republic 
,
n+1 
, and
e Salon Guide to Contemporary Fiction
.
e Paris Review
is an institution like nothing else in American letters,” Mr. Stein said. “It standsfor the newest, the best, the most daring in writing and art, and that’s been the case now for morethan fty years. o be entrusted with that tradition is a true honor.”Mr. Gourevitch, a prizewinning author and longtime sta writer at
e New Yorker 
, will return to writing full-time. Under his leadership,
e Paris Review
s circulation has grown by nearly two hun-dred percent, advertising revenue has quadrupled, the
Review
won its rst ever National MagazineAward, and the stories, poems, and reportage published in the magazine have received numerousother prizes.
e Paris Review
was founded in Paris in 1953 by William Pène du Bois, Tomas H. Guinzburg,Harold L. Humes, Peter Matthiessen, John P. C. rain, and George Plimpton, who edited thepublication from its inception until his death in 2003. From the rst issue—in which WilliamStyron announced the journal’s intention to publish all kinds of writers, “so long as they’re good”—
e Paris Review
has maintained a balance between open-mindedness and authority, able to takechances on fresh talent while also publishing the best work of established authors. Indeed, the
Review
’s legendary interview series represents the closest thing contemporary literature has to acanon. Te publication has become not just a place for new writing to appear, but a part of Ameri-can culture. Tis is the legacy that the new editor will be asked to carry forward. 

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