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Paris Review editor resigns after internal investigation

From The Bookseller:

Lorin Stein, the editor of the influential literary magazine the Paris Review, has resigned following an internal investigation into his behaviour towards female employees and writers.

Stein has also reportedly resigned from New York-based publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG), where he was an editor at large.

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Stein sent a letter of resignation to the board of the Paris Review apologising for his behaviour and saying he could not continue in the role. The magazine’s board president Terry McDonell told the Associated Press that Stein submitted his resignation on Wednesday.

It said: “At times in the past, I blurred the personal and the professional in ways that were, I now recognise, disrespectful of my colleagues and our contributors, and that made them feel uncomfortable or demeaned.

“I am very sorry for any hurt I caused them.”

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A board subcommittee along with lawyers from the publication’s counsel, Debevoise & Plimpton, spoke to current and former employees during the investigation and heard complaints from “at least two” female writers about Stein.

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Stein sent an email “expressing his remorse and suggesting any missteps would not happen again”. He admitted dating and expressing interest in women in professional circumstances, including interns and writers of the magazine, which he now saw as an “abuse of my position”.

Link to the rest at The Bookseller

Stories like these bring a whole new meaning to the term, “gatekeepers”.

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