The Paris Review was founded in 1953 and has published early and important work by Philip Roth, V.S. Naipaul, Jeffrey Eugenides, A.S. Byatt, T.C. Boyle, William T. Vollmann and many other writers who have given us great literature of the past half century. Philip Gourevitch was named editor of The Paris Review in 2005, succeeding George Plimpton, who was editor from 1953 until his death in 2003. Lorin Stein is the current editor.