Author-editor Nadja Spiegelman to edit new literary magazine

NEW YORK (AP) — Author and editor Nadja Spiegelman is heading a new literary magazine that will highlight writing from around the world. Astra Quarterly will likely release its first issue later this year. Spiegelman most recently served as online editor of The Paris Review. She has also written the memoir “I’m Supposed to Protect You from All This” and such illustrated works as “Lost in NYC” and the upcoming “Blancaflor.” Astra Quarterly will be released through the New York-based Astra Publishing House. It announced the new publication Thursday. Spiegelman says the magazine hopes to reach a new multilingual, multicultural class of readers and writers created by technology.