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The London
Review of Books (LRB) is a British journal of literary essays. It is published fortnightly.


1 History 2 Contributors 3 See also 4 Notes 5 Further reading 6 External links

History[edit] The LRB was founded in 1979,[2] when publication of The Times
The Times
Literary Supplement was suspended during the year-long lock-out at The Times.[3] Its founding editors were Karl Miller, then professor of English at University College London, Mary-Kay Wilmers, formerly an editor at The Times Literary Supplement, and Susannah Clapp, a former editor at Jonathan Cape. For its first six months, it appeared as an insert in The New York Review of Books.[4] In May 1980, the London
Review became an independent publication with an orientation described by Alan Bennett, a prominent contributor throughout the LRB's history, as "consistently radical".[5] Unlike The Times Literary Supplement (TLS), the majority of the articles the LRB publishes (usually fifteen per issue) are long essays. Some articles in each issue are not based on books, while several short articles discuss film or exhibitions. Political and social essays are frequent. The magazine is headquartered in Bloomsbury, London.[2] Mary-Kay Wilmers took over as editor in 1992. Average circulation per issue for 2016 was 70,468.[3] In January 2010, The Times
The Times
claimed that the London
Review of Books was £27m in debt to the Wilmers' family trust, although the trust had "no intention of the lender seeking repayment of the loan in the near future".[6] In 2011, when Pankaj Mishra
Pankaj Mishra
criticised Niall Ferguson's book Civilisation: The West and the Rest in the London
Review of Books, Ferguson threatened to sue for libel.[7][8] The London
Review Bookshop opened in Bloomsbury
in May 2003, and the Cake Shop next door in November 2007. The bookshop is used as a venue for author presentations and discussions.[3] Contributors[edit] Contributors have included:

Tariq Ali Martin Amis Benedict Anderson Perry Anderson Neal Ascherson John Ashbery Andrew Bacevich Julian Barnes Alan Bennett Tony Blair Anita Brookner Gordon Brown Anne Carson Angela Carter Terry Castle Stanley Cavell Bruce Chatwin T. J. Clark Patrick Cockburn Stefan Collini Jenny Diski Terry Eagleton William Empson Paul Farmer Penelope Fitzgerald Jerry Fodor Paul Foot Martha Gellhorn Stephen Greenblatt Mark Greif Nigel Hamilton Tony Harrison Seymour Hersh Rosemary Hill David Hirson Christopher Hitchens Eric Hobsbawm Michael Ignatieff Kazuo Ishiguro Tony Judt Frank Kermode Colin Kidd India Knight Kevin Kopelson John Lanchester Colin MacCabe Donald MacKenzie Hilary Mantel Adam Mars-Jones Wyatt Mason Ian McEwan Colin McGinn James Meek Hugh Miles Ed Miliband Tom Nairn Glen Newey Martha Nussbaum Andrew O'Hagan Tom Paulin Nicholas Penny Adam Phillips Hilary Putnam Richard Rorty Jacqueline Rose David Runciman Salman Rushdie Lorna Sage Edward Said Raphael Samuel Elaine Showalter Iain Sinclair Quentin Skinner Susan Sontag Ernest Sackville Turner Colm Tóibín Marina Warner Bernard Williams James Wood Slavoj Žižek

See also[edit]

Literary criticism


^ Dugdale, John (20 February 2013). "Hilary Mantel: not the first LRB controversy". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 February 2013.  ^ a b Elizabeth Day (9 March 2014). "Is the LRB the best magazine in the world?". The Guardian. Retrieved 28 October 2015.  ^ a b c "About the LRB".  ^ Grimes, William (20 June 2011). "A. Whitney Ellsworth, First Publisher of New York Review, Dies at 75". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 June 2011.  ^ Bennett, Alan, July 1996, in the Foreword to Jane Hindle (editor) London
Review of Books: An Anthology, Verso, 1996. ISBN 1-85984-860-5 "The LRB has maintained a consistently radical stance on politics and social affairs" ^ "The Times".  ^ Harris, Paul (4 May 2013). " Niall Ferguson
Niall Ferguson
apologises for anti-gay remarks towards John Maynard Keynes". The Observer. Retrieved 4 May 2013.  ^ Mishra, Pankaj (3 November 2011). "Watch this man". Retrieved 3 November 2011. 

Further reading[edit]

Elizabeth Day. "Is the LRB the best magazine in the world?". The Guardian. 9 March 2014. Retrieved on 10 March 2014.

External links[edit]

Official website London
Review Bookshop

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