Nicole Rudick, The Paris Review
Welcome to Late Night Conversation! This week Paul talks with Nicole Rudick, managing editor for The Paris Review. Paul and Nicole discuss the role of a managing editor, the submissions process at the Paris Review, exciting changes that have occurred at the Review since 2010 when Lorin Stein became editor and Nicole became managing editor, Nicole’s take on Lauren Sandler’s controversial article at the Atlantic (see last week’s episode with Doug and Lauren), and Nicole’s interest in comics and experimental literature.
In preparation for their conversation, Paul talks with family and friends about The Paris Review and recalls his initial experiences as a loyal reader:
“When I was in my 20s, at the height of my adoration of the Paris Review, most of the people who mattered most to me, family and friends, either weren’t familiar with the Review or at least hadn’t read it. Tonight I’m wondering what that thing is for you? In other words, What’s your Paris Review?”
Want to participate? Let us know: What is your Paris Review? Listen to the episode and email your response to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, July 22nd. We’ll mail the Paris Review‘s summer issue to one of the participants.
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Nicole’s Book and Comic Recommendations:
The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West
The Comics Journal
The Orange Eats Creeps
About our guest:
Nicole Rudick is the managing editor of The Paris Review and was previously managing editor of Bookforum. Her writing has appeared in these publications as well as inArtforum, the Los Angeles Review of Books, The New Yorker, The Comics Journal, and elsewhere. Her essay on the Los Angeles artist collective Destroy All Monsters was published in Return of the Repressed: Destroy All Monsters 1973–1977 (PictureBox, 2011), and she has recently written introductions to the work of artists Ben Jones and C.F.
Thanks for listening, and most of all, for reading.