Terry McDonell


Terry McDonell’s memoir Irma: The Education of a Mother’s Son was published in April of this year by Harpers. His journalism memoir, The Accidental Life: An Editor’s notes on Writing and Writers) was published in 2016 by Knopf. He is also a novelist (California Bloodstock) and poet (Wyoming) and has written and produced for film (Plimpton!!! Staring George Plimpton as Himself ) and television (Miami ViceChina Beach, and co-created  Sport in America for HBO).

McDonell is also widely published as a journalist, and has extensive experience across numerous platforms as an editor and media executive. He has top edited thirteen magazines, including Sports Illustrated, Esquire and Rolling Stone and was inducted into the ASME Editors Hall of Fame in 2012. He is president emeritus of the board of the Paris Review and served on the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Journalism Review.  Most recently he co-founded the website Literary Hub, and sits on the board of Book Shop. He lives in New York City.



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