National Writers Series: An evening with Terry McDonell

Nov 2, 2017

Editor Terry McDonell has worked with some of the most celebrated authors of his generation, but not all of them agreed with his attempts to edit their work. For example, Jim Harrison. Terry McDonell says he was proud to be part of the New Journalism movement in the 1970s and 80s. He's been the editor of many magazines over his career, including Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Sports Illustrated and Esquire, and he was the founding editor of Outside magazine. McDonell is also the author of a memoir called “The Accidental Life: An Editor’s Notes on Writing and Writers,” which documents his years working with some of the biggest names in writing. Host Doug Stanton asked Terry McDonell to talk about “The Accidental Life.”