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Wednesday, January 26, 2005
The Legacy of a Literary Lion
The Paris Review is undergoing yet another shakeup with the looming departure of Brigid Hughes. The identity crisis taking place at the magazine is reflective of the cultural leadership that Plimpton provided, and that died with him.

Without Plimpton to call the shots, the future of the Review seemed up for grabs...."Everyone is trying to set the tone now, and that's what's causing some of the difficulty."

The board has set up a selection committee, name that has been floated by staffers, sources say, is former New Yorker literary editor Bill Buford. Buford would be on a lot of short lists, I'm sure, says Guinzburg. Also being eyed are former American Scholar editor Anne Fadiman, who has won three national magazine awards, and the author John Jeremiah Sullivan.
Well, I can certainly tell you who WON'T be on the short list!
posted by Broadsheet @ 11:41 AM  
2 Editorial Opinions:
  • At January 26, 2005, Blogger LadyLitBlitzin said…

    Wow, this should be an interesting thing to watch unfold, for those of us who write fiction. :)

  • At January 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    .. and some might see it as a shame that they won't be in the running. Bruford's not a bad choice though; didn't he edit Granta for a while? My innerlectual bona fides are not all that they might be.


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