NYRoB editor profiled

Just as it has become clear that the literary coverage of the New York Times Book Review is locked in its final nosedive, the Guardian salutes Robert Silvers, tireless editor of the New York Review of Books:

“There is only one story you need to know about Bob,” says the writer Timothy Garton Ash. “Four o’clock on Christmas day: the family is gathered around the turkey, and the phone rings. It’s Bob. ‘Tim,’ he says, ‘How are you doing? On column six of the third galley, there’s a dangling modifier.'”

(Via Publishers Lunch.)

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