Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

457 issues


Founded in Edinburgh in 1979, Literary Review is Britain's best-loved literary monthly, providing sixty-four pages of witty, informative and authoritative reviews each month. It covers everything from history, biography and politics to literature, art and travel, and its contributors include some of the best writers and thinkers of the day.

Martin Amis said: "In Literary Review you find something that has almost vanished from the book pages: its contributors are actually interested in Literature."

Latest issue

Sophie Duncan on Shakespeare * Anthony Pagden on Charles V * Miranda Seymour on L.E.L. * John Gray on Jared Diamond * Jonathan Meades on Robert Macfarlane underground * Peter Parker on sex & censorship * Richard Greene on Graham Greene in Cuba * Daisy Dunn dines with Somerset Maugham * Lucy Moore on women in the Raj * Rachel Cohen on Lee Krasner * David D Kirkpatrick on Egypt * Anna Reid on Banine * Alex von Tunzelmann on El Salvador * Tony Faber on Faber & Faber * Robert S C Gordon on Italian short stories * Sarah Ditum on Frankenstein 2.0 * and much, much more...

Subjects: Culture, Literature

Quarterly (recurring) A$14.99

Annual A$57.99

Includes web, iOS and Android access via Exact Editions apps.
Full refund within 30 days if you're not completely satisfied.
Please note: you are buying an online subscription - we don't send issues through the post.


Founded in Edinburgh in 1979, Literary Review is Britain's best-loved literary monthly, providing sixty-four pages of witty, informative and authoritative reviews each month. It covers everything from history, biography and politics to literature, art and travel, and its contributors include some of the best writers and thinkers of the day.

Martin Amis said: "In Literary Review you find something that has almost vanished from the book pages: its contributors are actually interested in Literature."

  • First Issue: 19 October 1979
  • Latest Issue: May 2019
  • Issue Count: 457
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352

Related Titles