The Writer’s Chapbook: A Compendium of Fact, Opinion, Wit, and Advice from “The Paris Review” Interviews


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The Writer’s Chapbook: A Compendium of Fact, Opinion, Wit, and Advice from “The Paris Review” Interviews
We’re happy to announce the second volume from Paris Review Editions: The Writer’s Chapbook: A Compendium of Fact, Opinion, Wit, and Advice from “The Paris Review” Interviews.

In 1989, George Plimpton compiled a survey of writers on writing—anecdotes, aphorisms, and excerpts culled from the Writers at Work interviews. Our new, updated edition brings together almost four hundred writers, editors, and translators from issue no. 1 to issue no. 224 to provide a rare glimpse of what being a writer is really like. Divided into four parts—“The Writer: A Profile,” “Technical Matters,” “Different Forms,” and “The Writer’s Life”—the book dilates on subjects such as first efforts, work habits, plot, writer’s block, prizes, and politics. Here are Gabriel García Márquez, E. M. Forster, Toni Morrison, Henry Green, Elena Ferrante, Arthur Miller, William Gibson, John Berryman, and many more discussing the nitty-gritty of the craft of writing.

Printed on acid-free paper, in a limited edition, The Writer’s Chapbook is available exclusively from The Paris Review, with all proceeds going to support the magazine.

  • Paris Review Editions, 2018, Paperback, French flaps, 390 pages.
  • Preorders ship in early April.
  • U.S. orders will ship on a weekly basis; please expect 2 weeks for delivery, unless you chose expedited shipping.
  • Canadian and international orders will ship on a monthly basis beginning mid April. Therefore, please allow 4-8 weeks after purchase date for delivery.
  • If you have any questions about your order or would like expedited delivery, please email store@theparisreview.org.

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