19 October 1979
Founded in Edinburgh in 1979, Literary Review attracts contributors who are irreverent, accomplished and amusing. It is a trusted independent source for reviews of new books in history, biography, politics, travel and fiction, and is renowned for its annual ‘Bad Sex in Fiction Awards’. It also has a monthly poetry competition with generous cash prizes.
Martin Amis said: "In Literary Review you find something that has almost vanished from the book pages: its contributors are actually interested in Literature."
Richard Vinen on Charles de Gaulle * David Wheatley on Flann O'Brien * Susan Owens on the Royal Academy * Miranda Seymour on Elizabeth Lamb * Jonathan Meades on Emmanuel Macron * Clare Griffiths on Peter Lanyon * Daniel Matlin on Alain Locke * Jason Pearl on a horse performer's memoir * Peter Thonemann on Alcibiades * Shahidha Bari on Macaroni Men * Richard Norton-Taylor on spies and special forces * Pamela Norris on Anne Tyler * Lucian Robinson on Ottessa Moshfegh * Christopher Fletcher on auto-destructive books * and much, much more...