An Interview With Editor Daniel Menaker

Carolyn Hughes

Daniel Menaker's career moves are well known in publishing circles. After twenty six years at The New Yorker-he started as a fact checker and copy editor before serving as senior editor for twenty years-Menaker moved to the position of literary editor at Random House, where he worked for the past six years. Last month, he announced that he was joining HarperCollins Publishers as executive editor of the HarperCollins imprint. Menaker will report directly to Susan Weinberg, senior vice president and editorial director of HarperCollins, Perennial, and Quill.


The Future of Creativity: Postcard From Chicago

S. Kirk Walsh

The term creative communities often evokes sequestered environments at far-flung artists colonies or graduate school MFA programs. This traditional notion was challenged, expanded, redefined, and reinvented during "The Future of Creativity" symposium in Chicago.


So Much Depends Upon a New Bookstore: Postcard From Paris

Ethan Gilsdorf

On the evening of October 29, more than seventy-five people crammed into The Red Wheelbarrow, a newly opened Anglophone bookshop, to inaugurate a reading series and celebrate two literary magazines: Upstairs at Duroc, published at the Anglo cultural center WICE, and Pharos, edited collectively by poet Alice Notleys workshop at the British Institute in Paris. The enthusiastic crowd spilled onto the cobblestone street, smoking cigarettes and craning their necks for a view of the proceedings.

An Interview With Poet Joan Murray

Kevin Larimer
In December, Boston-based Beacon Press will publish Poems to Live By in Uncertain Times, an anthology of sixty poems "to nourish our national spirit" after the terrorist attacks of September 11. Included in the anthology, which was edited by Joan Murray, are poems by W.H. Auden, Czeslaw Milosz, Bertolt Brecht, Yehuda Amichai, Gwendolyn Brooks, Yusef Komunyakaa, D.H. Lawrence, and Sharon Olds.

Book-of-the-Month Club Reinstates Panel of Judges

by Staff

The Book-of-the-Month Club, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, recently announced the return of its editorial board of judges, a four-member panel of best-selling authors that recommends at least five books to members of the club each year.


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