Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive

495 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."

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Gillian Tindall on conservation * Bijan Omrani on Heliogabalus * Carl Miller on social media * Dorian Lynskey on the Nineties * Adrian Tinniswood on artists′ studios  * Catherine Fletcher on Siena * Costica Bradatan on Christianity * Florence Hazrat on the exclamation mark * Shahidha Bari on tattoos * David Jays on George Balanchine * Patricia Fara on the science of cells * David Anderson on lockdown laws * Thomas Blaikie on royal courtiers * Ian Critchley on John Banville * Kathy O′Shaughnessy on Barbara Kingsolver *

Subjects: Culture, Literature

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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: November 2022
  • Issue Count: 495
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352