Former Editor, The Paris Review
The Paris Review is a literary magazine that was founded in 1953 by a group of then aspiring writers including Harold Humes, William Styron, Peter Matthiessen and George Plimpton. George Plimpton was the larger than life editor who ran the magazine until his death in 2003 on the magazine’s 50th anniversary. The future of the magazine was in question until Philip Gourevitch became the editor in 2005. Jessica speaks with Philip, now at The New Yorker magazine, about how he’s leading the Paris Review into the 21st century, from scratch.