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."
Owen Matthews on President Erdoğan * Richard Vinen on Thatcher's later years * Susan Owens on the Pre-Raphaelite sisterhood * Patrick McGuinness on Samuel Pozzi * Anna Reid on famine in the USSR * Martin Bell on John Hersey reporting on Hiroshima * Dennis Duncan on Oulipo * Avi Shilon on David Ben-Gurion * Edward Behrens on interior design * Patrick Wilcken on explorers in the Amazon * Jerry White on London through the ages * Maurice Frank on East Berlin samizdat * Tanya Harrod on Lucian Freud * Jane O’Grady on loneliness * Bill Bell on reading * Joseph Owen on football's failures * Cornelius Dieckmann on André Aciman * Hannah Rosefield on Ben Lerner * Kate McLoughlin on Elizabeth Strout * and much, much more...