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La Reine is Splitting for Iowa, Vive La Reine

May 16, 2011 | by

Welcome Deirdre! Photograph by Maria Lokke.

Starting in July The Paris Review—and the Daily—will have a new senior editor: Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn. Deirdre comes to us from The New Yorker, where she is currrently an assistant editor and has worked with Jennifer Egan, Jonathan Franzen, and Zadie Smith, among other favorites of ours.

Deirdre will replace our founding web editor, Thessaly La Force, who—having shot like a dazzling meteor across our little sky—is leaving us for the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where we trust she will blow their minds.



  1. KW | May 16, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Wow, Iowa, that’s incredible! Congratulations to Thessaly and to Deirdre!

  2. Katie Foley Fitch | June 16, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Congrats Deirdre!!!!!

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