Lorin Stein is the editor of The Paris Review. His criticism has appeared in The New York Review of Books and Harper's. His translations include works by Grégoire Bouillier, Michel Houellebecq, and Édouard Levé. He was for many years an editor at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, where he worked with such authors as Lydia Davis, Jonathan Franzen, Vivian Gornick, Richard Price, and James Wood. He is a Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.