Ever since The New York Observer reported that Dave Eggers is launching “The Balloonist–a sort of younger, hipper Harperâ€™s for the winsome set,” there has been speculation about Eggers’ role in the project.
I hear (and I will not divulge my sources because I have seen them reduce a woman to tears and dust with their wit alone) that Eggers will not have an editorial role in The Balloonist. He’s merely distributing it.
Ed. Note: It appears that the name of the new magazine is The Believer, not The Balloonist.