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App Time at The Paris Review

May 21, 2012 | by

As David Carr reported in today’s New York Times, The Paris Review is partnering with The Atavist to bring you an app worthy of the magazine, with complete issues, rare archival material, our entire interview series ... and (natch) the Paris Review Daily. Starting late this summer, you’ll be able to read us on your iPad, iPhone, Kindle, Kobo, Nook, or Sony Reader.

Foreign readers, take heart! For four decades we’ve been looking for a cheap and timely way to get the Review to our fans abroad. Soon, whether you’re in Melbourne or Milan, you’ll be able to read our stories, interviews, and poems at the same moment as everyone else.

Lovers of print, you take heart, too! Even those of us who hold no brief for gizmos will want to check out this app—for hard-to-find back issues, special anthologies, plus audio and video of your favorite writers. This is stuff we can only bring you digitally—and stuff nobody else can bring you.

Stay tuned.



  1. Frances Uku (@missuku) | May 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Hurray! Superb news! Cannot wait!

  2. William | May 21, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Need, but when?

  3. Joseph | May 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    “This is stuff we can only bring you digitally…”

    Like, on this website? Why is an app needed?

  4. Adam | May 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm


  5. Nick | May 21, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Grea news!!!!!!
    Are we there yet?… Are we there yet?… Are we there yet?… Are we there yet?… Are we there yet?… Are we there yet?… Are we there yet?… Are we there yet?… Are we there yet?…

  6. Lorin Stein | May 21, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    William, we hope to be up and running before September.

    Joseph, the app will let us bundle our archives — for example — in elegant and interesting ways. For the moment, you’ll have to take my word for it, and it may never be your thing, but even I am excited by the working designs, and I’ve spent the last two years asking your very question …

  7. Ron | May 21, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Er, what does this mean for those of us who subscribe to the magazine through Zinio?

  8. The Coffin Factory | May 23, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Will there be a fee for the app?

  9. Aamir | May 23, 2012 at 1:27 am

    What Ron said: do our subscriptions through Zinio carry over?

  10. Paul Menard | August 13, 2012 at 10:00 am

    I will volunteer as a tester for the app. 🙂

    I’m so looking forward to having a Paris Review app on my iPad. I’m already a print and digital subscriber via Zinio. But having a dedicated app will be great. Hopefully will be something like the New Yorker or Economist app.

    Best of luck in the development.

  11. Nicole Rudick | September 4, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    The app will be free. And Ron and Aamir, your Zinio subscriptions will be fulfilled—no need to do anything. The digital issues will keep on coming.

  12. Alex | October 3, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    Kindle subscription? As in old style not the new tablet kindle…though access to a full archive of all the magazines would be amazing…for now I just have my boxed set of interviews to keep me going..will there be a volume V any time soon – and will those books be republished as ebooks?

  13. Ed | November 2, 2012 at 12:38 am

    My subscription of the Paris Review at auto renewed in Sept with Zinio. Can you tell us Zinio subscribers when we can access our Paris Review Subscriptions with the new App?

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