Matthew Philpotts

Head of Modern Languages and Cultures at the University of Liverpool. His book Editing the Twentieth Century will appear next year.


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What makes a great magazine editor?

Seven theses on editorial plurality

There can be no doubting the historical influence of literary-intellectual magazines, but we still know little about how they were led and managed. Looking at some of the outstanding magazine editors of twentieth-century Europe, Matthew Philpotts argues that the key to success lies not just in individual talent and charisma, but also in strong editorial collectivity and social conditions favourable to publishing.