Posts tagged ‘Deborah Treisman’

June 8, 2010

SHTEYNGART: ONE OF 20 UNDER 40

Big congrats to SLS Montreal special guest Gary Shteyngart, who was recently named one of the twenty best writers under forty by the New Yorker.  The New Yorker’s list was compiled in part by another SLS special guest, fiction editor Deborah Treisman; you can read her and co-editor Cressida Leyshon’s essay about choosing the top twenty here.

April 8, 2010

SPEAKING IN ITALICS

New Yorker fiction editor (and SLS Montreal special guest) Deborah Treisman sat down for a Q & A with Joyce Carol Oates upon the New Yorker’s publication of Oates’ “I.D.”  Treisman is an excellent reader, which makes her an excellent interviewer.  Her questions are smart, but always in the direction of a deeper understanding of the story; she never gets bogged down in theoretics or academicism, but concerns herself with the specific contours of the story at hand.  To read (or hear, via the New Yorker’s fiction podcast) her interviews is to see what it looks like to be deeply and properly engaged with a story.