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Paris Review names Lorin Stein new editor

March 5, 2010 | 10:46 am

Lorin Stein, who has been an editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux since 1998, will be the next editor of the Paris Review, the literary journal announced Friday.

“Lorin has an uncommon literary sensibility and eye for new talent,” publisher Antonio Weiss said in a news  release.  “We look forward to achieving new heights under Lorin’s leadership."

Stein succeeds Philip Gourevitch, who has helmed the Paris Review for five years. Gourevitch announced his departure last year to return to writing.

As an editor, Stein has a noteworthy lineup of authors, including Jonathan Franzen, Denis Johnson, Lydia Davis, Jeffrey Eugenides, Sam Lipsyte and Richard Price. Books he's edited have received the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Believer Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.

In the release, Stein said that the Paris Review “stands for the newest, the best, the most daring in writing and art, and that’s been the case now for more than 50 years. To be entrusted with that tradition is a true honor.”

-- Carolyn Kellogg