In early July, LARB invited Lorin Stein, the Editor in Chief of the Paris Review, to speak at its publishing workshop at USC. During the trip, he also joined LARB’s Tom Lutz for a public dialogue on the state of publishing, books, journals, reading, and literature — which naturally flowed into an even wider range of subjects from the joy of print, the craft of editing, translation in the digital age, Michel Houellebecq, and the marvelous writing of Édouard Louis. Also, author Fiona Maazel, whose new book is A Little More Human, returns to recommend Jim Shepard’s new collection of stories The World To Come.