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Granta editor joins a thriving Paris Review<

June 14, 2007 | 11:20 am

It's a consolation that, despite the financial perils and other rocky circumstances causing venerable literary journals such as Antaeus to go out of business, the Paris Review has managed to recover and grow since the death of George Plimpton in 2003.

Many thought the magazine's days were numbered with Plimpton's passing. Then, a distinguished search committee chose author and journalist Philip Gourevitch as Plimpton’s successor; and now the publication has made another wise acquisition, bringing in Granta’s Matt Weiland in the newly created position of deputy editor, the publication announced this week. Weiland’s creds, in addition to his stint at Granta as deputy editor, include working for The Baffler, The New Press and co-editing books with Sean Wilsey and Thomas Frank.

And, one other thing mentioned in the announcement that deserves a little attention here: With Gourevitch’s arrival in 2005, "circulation has since doubled, as have advertising revenues." How many publications can say that?

Nick Owchar