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Win a Bike from The Paris Review

You can win a free bike from The Paris Review by writing a short short story about a devilish illustration (embedded above). However, you must write your story in the style of one of five great writers.

While writing about the contest, editor Lorin Stein recalled how Paris Review co-founder George Plimpton used to ride his own bicycle around the city–a literary tradition you can continue with your new bicycle.

Check it out: “in celebration of the Tour de France—and thanks to the generosity of Hudson Urban Bikes—we, along with Velojoy, are giving away one of Hudson Urban Bikes’ Beater Bicycles Roadster. This classic city bike comes in a men’s and a women’s model, both of which may be seen in the diabolical and rather enigmatic illustration below. To win the HUB Beater, tell us what you see in this picture: in three hundred words or fewer; in the style of (choose one!Elizabeth Bishop, Ray Bradbury, Joan Didion, Ernest Hemingway, or P. G. Wodehouse.”

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    FSG Editor Lorin Stein Tapped as Editor for The Paris Review

    parisreviewcopy.jpgToday The Paris Review board announced that Farrar, Straus and Giroux editor Lorin Stein will replace Philip Gourevitch as the editor of the beloved literary journal. He starts in April.

    37-year-old Stein has been a Farrar, Straus and Giroux editor since 1998, working with writers like Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, and James Wood. Titles he edited have won a slew of prizes, including the National Book Award, the Pulitzer Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Believer Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Here’s a Litblog Co-op interview and here’s a New York interview with the celebrated editor.

    Here’s a statement from Stein: “The Paris Review is an institution like nothing else in American letters … It stands for the newest, the best, the most daring in writing and art, and that’s been the case now for more than fifty years. To be entrusted with that tradition is a true honor.”

    The complete release is embedded after the jump.

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