The founding editors are slowing down. We’re not mad at anyone anymore. We think everything is great. … But amazingly at n+1, we’ve had this younger generation of angry young women kind of rise up. Something has created space for young editors to come in and be really angry… But that’s holy, that’s the thing that makes great writing: being angry.
My stepmother used to give lots of speeches and he asked me to edit one of her speeches. I think the idea of giving a kid that kind of power over your parents’ work, even though she didn’t take any of my edits…[chuckles] There was a rush of perverse power.