19 October 1979
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."
Rosalind P Blakesley on Sergei Shchukin * David Mikics on Saul Bellow * Alexandra Gajda on Walter Ralegh * Michael Burleigh on white demographics * Tanya Harrod on William Simmonds * Seamus Perry on Coleridge's love of walking * Christopher Ross on Japan * Ed Vulliamy on opioids * Tim Stanley on advice from American presidents * Kevin Jackson on vampires * Carrie Gibson on Cuba * Tom Shippey on dragons * Mark Lawson on Jonathan Coe * Lucy Daniel on Lucia Berlin * Clare Clark on Barbara Kingsolver * and much, much more...