Thursday, April 2, 2009


Oxford American publisher named among 40 top national magazine figures

CONWAY, ARK. -- After only one year as publisher of The Oxford American, Warwick Sabin has been named to the 2009 FOLIO: 40, which is described as "the oldest, most comprehensive and most distinguished magazine industry compilation of its kind." []

Other names on the 2009 FOLIO: 40 list include U.S. President Barack Obama, journalist Andrew Sullivan, Time magazine blogger Ana Marie Cox, and the social messaging service Twitter.

"I am honored to be included among so many distinguished leaders in the magazine industry," Sabin said. "The Oxford American is a respected publication that makes an important contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of the country, and I am pleased that it is continuing to receive national recognition."

The annual list is compiled by FOLIO magazine (, "the only magazine that serves the entire magazine publishing industry."

Billed as "The Southern Magazine of Good Writing," and "The New Yorker of the South," The Oxford American has won two National Magazine Awards and other high honors since it began publication in 1992. Its pages have featured original work by William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Walker Percy, James Agee, John Grisham, John Updike, Roy Blount, Susan Sontag, Steve Martin, Charles Portis, William F. Buckley, Carson McCullers, William Eggleston, Zora Neale Hurston, and many other distinguished authors and artists, while also discovering and launching the most promising writers in the region. The New York Times recently stated that The Oxford American "may be the liveliest literary magazine in America."

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