Brick, A Literary Journal

Archived since Issue 87, Summer 2011 Modern Archive

17 issues

Brick is an international literary journal published twice a year out of Toronto. With a focus on literary non-fiction—and a willingness to stray when our hearts are taken—the magazine prizes the personal voice and celebrates life, art, and the written word with the most invigorating and challenging essays, interviews, translations, memoirs, belles lettres, and unusual musings we can get our hands on. Founded in 1977, Brick has featured such heavyweights as John Berger, Elena Ferrante, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, John Irving, and Louise Erdrich. As much a feast for the eyes as it is for the mind, Brick regularly features art and photographic inserts and has been widely praised for its design.

A digital subscription gives you access to the modern archive of back issues of Brick since issue 87, summer 2011—that's over 8 years, 16 issues, and 2,560 pages. Click here to see the full archive.

Digital only subscriptions can be bought by clicking the Add to basket button below.

Print subscriptions—which also include free access to all the digital issues—are available from the Brick shop priced from £17 ($28 CAD) per year—click here for details.

Latest issue

• Teju Cole renders Norway in fragments

• Eleanor Wachtel interviews Kiese Laymon

• Souvankham Thammavongsa pulls the trigger

• Christina Sharpe on beauty, Blackness, and book lists

• Ubah Cristina Ali Farah finds the words for escaping conflict

• Theresa Kishkan’s fractured path

• Novelist Graciliano Ramos’s mayoral report from Palmeira dos Índios

• Hiromi Goto meets kin on contested ground

• Aga Maksimowska finds Sergei Dovlatov

• Aminatta Forna revisits a chimpanzee escape

• Joe Woodward has never been to Spain

• A conversation with Rawi Hage and Rachid Al-Daif

• Kaitlin Ruether on trees, combustion, and her brother

• Joanne Leow replays life under dictatorship

• Alex Leslie tours the Neon Museum

• Judy Fong Bates remembers Wayson Choy



• Poetry by Ken Babstock and John Steffler

• Fiction by Yan Ge and Adania Shibli



• A translation exercise with Rawi Hage, Canisia Lubrin, Erín Moure, Yan Ge, Oana Avasilichioaei, Geetha Sukumaran, Kweli Jaoko, Francine Merasty, John Martial Merasty, Gregory Gan, Ana Lorena Leija, Marta Kucza, and Han Yujoo

Subjects: Art, Literature, Non Fiction, Photography

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Brick is an international literary journal published twice a year out of Toronto. With a focus on literary non-fiction—and a willingness to stray when our hearts are taken—the magazine prizes the personal voice and celebrates life, art, and the written word with the most invigorating and challenging essays, interviews, translations, memoirs, belles lettres, and unusual musings we can get our hands on. Founded in 1977, Brick has featured such heavyweights as John Berger, Elena Ferrante, Margaret Atwood, Zadie Smith, John Irving, and Louise Erdrich. As much a feast for the eyes as it is for the mind, Brick regularly features art and photographic inserts and has been widely praised for its design.

A digital subscription gives you access to the modern archive of back issues of Brick since issue 87, summer 2011—that's over 8 years, 16 issues, and 2,560 pages. Click here to see the full archive.

Digital only subscriptions can be bought by clicking the Add to basket button below.

Print subscriptions—which also include free access to all the digital issues—are available from the Brick shop priced from £17 ($28 CAD) per year—click here for details.

  • First Issue: Issue 87, Summer 2011
  • Latest Issue: Issue 104, Winter 2020
  • Issue Count: 17
  • Published: Biannually

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