The Spring Revel


Please join us for our seventieth-anniversary Spring Revel on April 4, 2023, at Cipriani 42nd Street. 

The Paris Review, founded in 1953, is an independent, nonprofit organization. At the 2023 Spring Revel, we’ll gather writers, artists, and friends to celebrate seventy years of publishing, in the words of William Styron, “the good writers and good poets, the non-drumbeaters and non-axe grinders,” and raise vital funds for the future. These proceeds enable us to continue to publish beautiful, daring writing and art in print and online; produce our groundbreaking podcast; host unique live events; and develop innovative projects that will surprise and enchant new generations of readers.

We will present the 2023 Hadada, our award for lifetime achievement in literature, to Vivian Gornick, a writer whose remarkable works of memoir and criticism redefined those forms for the contemporary era. In addition, the Plimpton Prize—named for founding editor George Plimpton, who tirelessly championed early-career writers—will be presented to an emerging fiction writer whose work we published during the past year. We will also present a new prize, named after our beloved former publisher Susannah Hunnewell, to celebrate a writer at any stage of their career. (A full list of previous prize winners can be found on our Prizes page.) The event will be chaired by the artist, musician, and inimitable creative pioneer Laurie Anderson.

Join us by donating at one of the following levels:

Friend Ticket $1,000
Plimpton Circle Ticket $2,500

Patron Table $10,000
Benefactor Table $25,000
Underwriter Table $50,000
Vice-Chair Table $100,000

A table at any level seats a total of ten guests. To donate, use the widget below or contact Jane Breakell, development director, at [email protected]


The Paris Review Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Tickets are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. $280 per ticket, in exchange for goods and services, is nondeductible.

To be listed in the Revel program as a member of the Benefit Committee, purchase a ticket or table by March 22, 2023. Donations of $2,500 or more will also be acknowledged in the print magazine.

We could not be more grateful for the community support that has enabled the Review to reach this milestone, and we hope to see you in April. If you are unable to attend but would like to support The Paris Review with a donation, please visit our Donate page.