I like Lorin Stein. I don’t like him because I’m hoping my poetry made the cut over at The Paris Review, or because I’m thinking he can pull some strings for me at his former job to get my post-modern take on the comedy novel published. None of that: I like Lorin Stein cause the dude rolls hard and isn’t afraid to mingle with the little people. Example: Stein crawls into the pit of godlessness known as the blog comment section, […]
No shame in the game: I have left a copy of the new Open City in the bathroom that others might discover Samantha Gillison’s wry, wistful story “The Conference Rat.” (Via Paris Review blog)
By reading the back cover of the recently released English translation of Jean-Christophe Valtat’s, 03 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), I Wasn’t sure if I was looking at Lorin Stein’s stab at the YA market as a last laugh before he took over at The Paris Review: A precocious teenager in a French suburb finds himself powerfully, troublingly drawn to the girl he sees every day on the way to school. As he watches and thinks about her, his daydreams—full of […]
At least that’s what this NY Mag article would have you believe. The new Paris Review editor is rolling hard: eating headcheese, getting soused with the bros (Sam Lipsyte and Alex Ambramovich), and not giving a fuck that his peers are “editing scrappier magazines like N+1 and The Believer“.
From the press release: Lorin Stein will succeed Philip Gourevitch as the editor of The Paris Review in April of 2010, it was announced today by the board of directors of The Paris Review Foundation. “Lorin has an uncommon literary sensibility and eye for new talent,” said Antonio Weiss, publisher of the nonprofit quarterly that Time recently called “America’s greatest literary journal.” “The Paris Review has thrived during Philip’s five-year tenure as editor,” Weiss said, “and we look forward to […]