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Nemens appointed editor of ‘The Paris Review’

Writer and illustrator Emily Nemens has been appointed as the editor of the Paris Review, following the resignation of Lorin Stein last year amid allegations of sexual misconduct, reports the Bookseller.

Nemens, who becomes the seventh editor in the periodical’s 65-year history, has co-edited the Southern Review since 2013 and has previously worked in editorial capacities at the Center for Architecture and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Paris Review publisher Susannah Hunnewell said Nemens would follow ‘a meritocratic editorial agenda’. ‘Emily prides herself on working closely with writers, grooming and mentoring them in an open and collaborative process with her staff,’ said Hunnewell.

Nemens said she was ‘honoured’ to be given the opportunity. ‘I think I have an ability to understand and appreciate a publication’s history and prioritise incremental, thoughtful growth. This means striking a balance between stewardship and innovation,’ she said.

As previously reported by Books+Publishing, Lorin Stein resigned as editor of the publication in December last year, following an internal investigation into his behaviour towards female employees and writers. Stein apologised for ‘any hurt’ caused and admitted there were times he ‘blurred the personal and the professional’.


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