April 12 2013

The Paris Review Lets its Hair Down

New York-Party Patrol

Old and upstart members of the city's arts-and-letters set came out in droves Tuesday night to toast The Paris Review at its annual Spring Revel. The raucous benefit at Cipriani 42nd Street capped off a banner birthday year for the august literary quarterly, which recently celebrated turning 60 by snagging two coveted ASME Award nominations, the mag-world equivalent of the Oscars.

Zadie Smith, Sam Lipsyte and Gay Talese were just a few of the best-selling scribes on hand at the boozy confab, where Middlesex author Jeffrey Eugenedes presented the $10,000 Plimpton Prize to writer Ottessa Moshfegh, Paula Fox received the Hadada Prize for outstanding contributions to literature, J.D. Daniels took home the Terry Southern Prize for humor, and guests were treated to a teaser for the forthcoming documentary, Plimpton!, about the Review's legendary co-founder. If you aren't a subscriber yet, head on over to their excellent web site to see what you're missing.