Since he became editor in 2010, Lorin Stein’s name has become synonymous with the renown and success of The Paris Review. Mr. Stein is the third editor at the journal, following Philip Gourevitch and founding editor George Plimpton. Previously, he was at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, first as an editorial assistant and then as senior editor. He has degrees from Yale and Johns Hopkins, where he also served as a teaching fellow. Novels edited by Mr. Stein have received the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, among many other honors, and his translations and other works have appeared in some of the most prestigious publications in the world.
I have met Mr. Stein and several of his co-workers on a few occasions for readings and events that coincided with trips to New York City and was immediately struck by their easygoing conversation and social generosity, which is shown in the interview below. It has been our honor to discuss The Paris Review’s new office, their talented staff, and the cultural flux brought on by technology.