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Terry McDonell, president of the Board of The Paris Review Foundation, and Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter will be discussing McDonell’s new book, The Accidental Life: An Editor’s Notes on Writing and Writers.
McDonell is an editorial force behind some of the most influential publications in American journalism. He launched Outside; had tenures at Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Esquire, Sports Illustrated; and is the cofounder of the literary website LitHub. Join McConell and Carter to hear about the raucous days of New Journalism with Hunter S. Thompson, practicing brinkmanship with David Carr and Steve Jobs, working the European fashion scene with Liz Tilberis, pitching TV pilots with Richard Price—as well as today’s digital landscape, where, McDonell argues, the demand for storytelling from trustworthy news sources keeps getting stronger.