Ed Park Leaving The Believer


By Jason Boog Comment

A few months after he joined Amazon New York as a senior editor, Ed Park is leaving The Believer.

Park helped found the literary journal in 2002, and has served as an editor there ever since.

Here’s more from The Believer: “Ed singlehandedly revived the exclamation-point industry, an industry whose smelters had shuttered and whose lobbyists found themselves homeless in the ice age of irony. No longer. Ed is a person whose person is enthusiastically available in the personless realms, which is where we like to conduct our office business. He brought pep and good humor and was, despite his amiability and vim, deceptively hard to please. We commemorate his contribution to the magazine by continuing the Parkian editorial tradition of hard-a**ed enthusiasm.”

Full disclosure: This GalleyCat editor has worked with Park on freelance essays for The Believer.