The New Yorker’s New Fiction Editor

Deborah Treisman has taken over as fiction editor of The New Yorker. So how is her style different from Bill Buford, who just left the job after nine years? “We—probably 80 percent of the time— agree. And so in those 20 percent of stories it feels as though there’s a different reason for each one. But it’s never that he likes men writers and I like women writers. We both are drawn to different things in different stories. So I’m sure that things will start to feel a little different. But I’m actually looking forward to finding out how. And also, you know, neither of us works alone. There’s a whole department and we do sit around and discuss things endlessly and argue about them.”