The Paris Review announced yesterday that Matt Weiland will be joining the magazine as deputy editor—a new position at the magazine that reflects The Paris Review’s growth under the editorship of Philip Gourevitch. Weiland has been the deputy editor of Granta for four years, and before that worked as an editor at The Baffler and at The New Press.

“Matt is among the sharpest and most versatile editors of both fiction and nonfiction of his generation,” said Gourevitch in the announcement.His experience, his range of interests and tastes, and his grasp of The Paris Review’s traditions and possibilities make him a natural new member of our staff. We look forward to spreading The Paris Review’s wings even wider with Matt here.” We’re still awaiting comment from Weiland about his career change but suffice to say this is a major deal in the literary world, one that is causing considerable excitement in such circles.