Matt Weiland

Matt Weiland is the deputy editor of The Paris Review and the editor, with Sean Wilsey, of the forthcoming State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America. Originally from Minneapolis, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.

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    Names on the Land

    Organized thematically (sample chapters: “Yankee Flavor,” “America Discovers Columbus,” and “How Names Were Symbols of Empire”) this lighthearted book will be a delight for anyone who ever wondered how their hometown, or (more likely) the next town over, could be called that.