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The Paris Review

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The Paris Review is a literary quarterly founded in 1953 by Harold L. Humes, Peter Matthiessen, and George Plimpton. Plimpton edited the Review from its founding until his death in 2003. In its first five years, The Paris Review published works by Jack Kerouac, Philip Larkin, V.S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, Adrienne Rich, Italo Calvino, Samuel Beckett, Nadine Gordimer, Jean Genet and Robert Bly. It has since become one of the world’s leading outlets for emerging and established writers. Lorin Stein is the current editor. The Review’s highly regarded “Writers at Work” series includes interviews with Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Joan Didion, T. S. Eliot, Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Irwin Shaw, Elizabeth Bishop, and Vladimir Nabokov. The series has been called “one of the single most persistent acts of cultural conservation in the history of the world.”

Full Name

The Paris Review


New York (Manhattan)

Phone Number

(212) 343-1333