A Statement From The Board of Directors of The Paris Review Foundation

The Board of Directors of The Paris Review Foundation accepted the resignation of its Editor, Lorin Stein, on December 6, 2017.

Today, the Board is announcing these initial following steps:

• A Search Committee has been formed by the board of directors to select the next Editor of The Paris Review. The committee is co-chaired by the Review’s publisher, Susannah Hunnewell, and Mona Simpson and includes Jeffrey Eugenides, Jeanne McCulloch, and Akash Shah. Interested candidates should visit or contact Akash Shah at [email protected]

• Our Managing Editor, Nicole Rudick, will serve as acting Editor during the search. Nicole has been an instrumental member of the editorial team over the past seven years and has been a key contributor to the success of The Paris Review.

• Going forward, the past editors of the Review will be recognized on the masthead.

• With assistance from outside counsel at Debevoise & Plimpton, The Paris Review conducted an internal investigation into Mr. Stein’s conduct with colleagues and contributors and has, over the course of three months, revised its code of conduct and anti-harassment policies, which will be vigorously reinforced at all levels of the organization, from the Board to the Review’s leadership and staff. We have also clarified our conflict-of-interest policies with respect to our contributors. The Paris Review has zero tolerance for harassment of any kind.

The Paris Review’s editorial mission remains unchanged: to publish, as William Styron said in 1953, “the good writers and good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe-grinders. So long as they’re good.”