May 19, 2012 @ 12:05:00 am
New Republic editor Franklin Foer
When HHhH translator Sam Taylor moved to France eleven years ago, he spoke no French, but decided to learn it and become a literary translator in order to supplement his income as a novelist.
Newly minted New Republic owner Chris Hughes has lured former editor Franklin Foer back to edit the magazine. Foer ran the magazine for five years until leaving in 2010. In an interview on Thursday, Hughes told the New York Times that he plans to double the size of the editorial staff (there are currently fifteen employees) and open an office in New York. “I want everyone from Michael Bloomberg to Zadie Smith to Sheryl Sandberg to read The New Republic,” Hughes remarked.
Electric Literature rolls out its “Critical Hit” awards for May’s best book reviews.
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