The Pen Club: Our Generation’s Preppiest Writers

Lorin Stein
Lorin Stein follows in the footsteps of a long-anointed member of the Prep Pantheon, George A. Plimpton, as the editor of The Paris Review. Before he came to the Review, Stein was cultivating such talent as Jeffrey Euginedes and Jonathan Franzen at Farrar, Straus & Giroux. According to New York Magazine, Stein “cuts a tapered, aquiline figure, favoring J. Press ties, made-to-measure Lord Willy’s shirts, and Clarks.” But he’s also known around town for his masculine swagger in the often too-twee publishing world. A bit of Hemingway and a dash of dandy? Ah, prep perfection.