The Paris Review - Issue 234 - Fall 2020
The Paris Review is an American literary quarterly founded in 1953 by Peter Matthiessen, Harold L. Humes, and George Plimpton.
It is an English-language review modeled on the independent literary magazines (also known as “little magazines”) published in Paris in the 1920s. Although established in Paris, it moved to New York City in the 1970s.
The Paris Review presents several prestigious annual literary prizes, including the Hadada Award, given for contributions to literature and whose recipients have included John Ashbery, Joan Didion, Norman Mailer, James Salter, and William Styron; the Plimpton Prize for Fiction, given in honour of its founding editor to prominent “new voices” published in the journal each year; and the Terry Southern Prize for Humor, created in memory of its longtime contributor and awarded to writers demonstrating wit and humour, especially in online writing.
It features original writing, art, and in- depth interviews with famous writers.