Paris Review names late editor's successor

— Four months after the death of George Plimpton, The Paris Review announced Wednesday that interim editor Brigid Hughes will permanently run the literary quarterly.

The 30-year-old Hughes takes on a role that Plimpton, who died last fall at 76, assumed with tireless enthusiasm for half a century. In deference to Plimpton, his official title -- editor -- will not be filled. Hughes has the newly established title of executive editor.

Hughes is a native of Buffalo, N.Y., who majored in English at Northwestern University and joined The Paris Review as an intern in 1995. She became an editor later that year and was named managing editor in 2000.

Gaffney and others say The Paris Review may hire a business manager.

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