Literary Review

Archived since 19 October 1979 Complete Archive Monthly

500 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

Donald Rayfield on Osip Mandelstam * R W Johnson on Winnie and Nelson Mandela * Patricia Fara on women in science * Michael Prodger on Adam Elsheimer * Robert Colls on the English seaside * Elizabeth Goldring on Tudor children * Norma Clarke on women in sport * John Burnside on animals * David Wheatley on Andrew Motion * Sarah Watling on Gwen John * Robin Oakley on British racecourses *Michael Burleigh on Northern Ireland * Sarah A Smith on anorexia * Peter Davidson on the Jacobite origins of the National Anthem * Nicholas Harris on Deborah Levy * Tom Williams on Tan Twan Eng *

Subjects: Culture, Literature

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  • First Issue: 19 October 1979
  • Latest Issue: May 2023
  • Issue Count: 500
  • Published: Monthly
  • ISSN: 2059-5352