One of the Best in the Business — A Q&A with Robert Weil of Liveright
As an editor you can get up in the morning and change the
world with the books that you publish.
— Robert Weil (2011)
He is one of the very best in the publishing business. And yet, it is more than a business to him — it is a literary calling. He is consumed by his love of writing. Whether in his office or at home, paper is his preferred medium. He is Robert Weil, editor-in-chief and publishing director of Liveright, a division of W.W. Norton & Company. He has been in the book-publishing business since 1978. Weil’s books have won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the Bancroft Prize. He has also worked with seven MacArthur Fellows. His list of distinguished authors is far too long to repeat here.
I recently did a Q&A with Weil over at the Washington Independent Review of Books. If you’re interested in books and book publishing in today’s world, check out the interview.