Graydon Carter interviewed by journalist Marcia DeSanctis


Graydon Carter is the founder and editor of Air Mail, a digital weekly that unfolds like the better weekend editions of your favorite newspapers, which launched in July 2019. He was editor of Vanity Fair from July 1992 to December 2017. A former staff writer for both Time and Life, he co-founded Spy magazine and served as editor of The New York Observer. He is also an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning documentary filmmaker. His most recent project is Fake Famous, directed by Nick Bilton and released by HBO. He has edited numerous books. Born in Toronto, Canada, Carter resides in Greenwich Village with his wife, Anna, and their daughter. He also has four older children.

Marcia DeSanctis writes essays and stories for Vogue, Travel & Leisure, Town & Country, Departures, BBC Travel, Air Mail, Creative Nonfiction, Lit Hub, Roads & Kingdoms, and many other publications. She wrote a New York Times bestselling book about France and has received five Lowell Thomas Awards for excellence in travel journalism, including one for Travel Journalist of the Year. Her collection of essays, A Hard Place to Leave, comes out in January 2022.