The Ghost of Playboy’s Literary Past

October 8, 2017 | 1 book mentioned 1

“We editors told ourselves the naked women were merely carnival barkers: they got an audience into the tent, but we kept them with the content.” In the GuardianPlayboy‘s former fiction editor Amy Grace Loyd reveals what it was like to work at the magazine and how she commissioned work from writers like Donna Tartt, Margaret Atwood, and Junot Díaz. Read our review of Loyd’s debut novelThe Affairs of Others

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One comment:

  1. Playboy made immense contributions to Americans arts and letters. They were publishing authors as diverse as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ray Bradbury, T.C. Boyle, Haruki Murakami, and Joyce Carol Oates before the New Yorker or The Atlantic

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