19 October 1979
Founded in Edinburgh in 1979, Literary Review is a trusted independent source for reviews of new books in history, biography, politics, travel and fiction. The monthly publication is well known for its amusing contributions and excellent editorial written by leading authors, journalists and academics, forming a gold mine for research in past and present literature.
Martin Amis said: "In Literary Review you find something that has almost vanished from the book pages: its contributors are actually interested in Literature."
Paul Theroux on Nathanael West * Jonathan Sumption on Richard III * Catherine Fletcher on Michelangelo's twilight years * Margarette Lincoln on humans & the sea * Rose George on the Bering Strait * Tony Spawforth on the Scythians * Andrew Hussey on the Charlie Hebdo massacre * Cathy Gere on a history of psychiatry * Grace Blakeley on women and capitalism * David Gelber on the Braganzas * Kevin Jackson on the colour yellow * Frances Wilson on writers' houses * Donald Rayfield on Nabokov's public prose * William Keegan on The Economist * Lisa Hilton on diamonds * Mark Jarrett on Klemens von Metternich * Joanna Kavenna on artistic memoirs * Michael Schmidt on the Epic of Gilgamesh * Stuart Ritchie on scientific fraudulence * Jonathan Meades on Marseille * James Womack on J M Coetzee * James Riding on Sarah Hall * and much, much more...