The New York Times has picked Pamela Paul to serve as the new editor of the Book Review section, replacing Sam Tanenhaus at the post.
If you want to know more about the new editor, you can follow Paul on Twitter. Huffington Post senior media reporter Michael Calderone broke the news, reprinting the full staff memo. Here’s an excerpt:
It’s now Pamela’s turn to take the Book Review in new directions. Her versatility as an editor and writer has strengthened the Book Review and many other sections, including the Magazine, Education Life and Sunday Styles, where she originated the biweekly “Studied” column. Her weekly Q. and A. with authors, “By the Book,” has been a wonderful new addition to the Review, and she has assigned a galaxy of great writers including Martin Amis, Colson Whitehead and Meg Wolitzer, among others. Pamela has also written for The Atlantic, Time, Vogue and The Economist, and she is the author of three books.