July 1, 2005

Steve Wasserman proving impossible to replace . . .


“The L.A. Times, in the throes of a search to fill one of the most influential review jobs in publishing, is winding down the process and could name someone as early as next week,” reports Steven Zeitchik in a Publishers Weekly story. The report says among the candidates are San Francisco Chronicle critic David Kipen (as first reported on MobyLives), former The Reader editor David Ulin, Atlantic Monthly literary editor Benjamin Schwarz, and Times staffers Susan Salter Reynolds, Nick Owchar, and Kenneth Turan.

Dennis Johnson is the founder of MobyLives, and the co-founder and co-publisher of Melville House. Follow him on Twitter at @mobylives