What I Learned After 40 Years at the New Yorker

John Bennet started at the New Yorker’s copy desk in 1975 and retired as a senior editor in late 2016. As a guest of the 2017 Alberta Magazines Conference, he discussed how to be a better editor. In this episode he discusses what he learned from legendary editors like William Shawn, and argues why a writer’s best work happens when they’re on the verge of a meltdown.


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