LIVING, BREATHING PARIS: In what is the latest example of the printed page coming to life, The Paris Review has rounded up three book-smart actresses to take part in a reading of its upcoming anthology “The Unprofessionals: New American Writing from The Paris Review.” Greta Gerwig, Hailey Gates and Rebecca Henderson will be handing off the mic at the Nov. 17 event at The Jane Hotel. Gerwig not only headlined the indie flick “Mistress America” as the muse to an aspiring writer, but she also cowrote the script with Noah Baumbach. Henderson also appeared in the film, as well as “True Story” about former New York Times’ reporter Michael Finkel. More recently, Gerwig reportedly signed on to appear in the historical drama “Jackie” about Jacqueline Kennedy, which will also feature Natalie Portman and Peter Sarsgaard.
Gates appears in Miu Miu’s fall campaign and acted in “Ricki and the Flash” with Meryl Streep, but more recently she has been off to remote locales writing for Vice. Gates is also a familiar face at The Paris Review, where she worked was head of advertising for three years. The twentysomething wound up in that role in the most organic way, having gotten to know the literary publication after reading a Frederick Seidel poem at a Bastille Day reading organized by the Review. At this month’s event, the trio of actresses will be joined by many of the 30 contributors in the new anthology. A few of them — Emma Cline, Kristin Dombek and Cathy Park Hong — will join The Paris Review’s Lorin Stein Nov. 19 at Book Court in Brooklyn for another reading and Q&A.
Longtime Paris Review contributor Lydia Davis will be honored with the Hadada Award at the anthology’s Spring Revel April 5. The former MacArthur fellow, Man Booker prize winner and author of “The End of the Story” first penned a story for the Review, “Break It Down,” in 1983.