New Yorker Fiction Editor: New Yorker Audit Finds New Yorker Was Only 80 Percent Effective at Identifying Top New Fiction Talent

New Yorker Fiction Editor: New Yorker Audit Finds New Yorker Was Only 80 Percent Effective at Identifying Top New…

New Yorker Fiction Editor: New Yorker Audit Finds New Yorker Was Only 80 Percent Effective at Identifying Top New…

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June 7 2010 3:57 PM

New Yorker Fiction Editor: New Yorker Audit Finds New Yorker Was Only 80 Percent Effective at Identifying Top New Fiction Talent

New Yorker fiction editor Deborah Treisman is online right now , using that spectacularly irritating tappity-tap -noise-making "Cover It Live" interface to field questions about how the magazine came up with its " 20 Under 40 List " of North America's top young fiction writers (some of whom are married to each other ):

3:50 Comment from LAH

Did you only include writers who you've published?

3:50 Deborah Treisman:

No, four of the writers on the list had not been published in the magazine before.

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Also Treisman has been reassuring readers that Zadie Smith is still in the magazine's good graces; it's just that Smith is not North American.