- London Review of Books
title = London Review of Books
image_size = 150px
image_caption = "LRB" Vol. 28, No. 16 (August 17 2006)
publisher = Nicholas Spice
circulation = 43469
frequency = 24 per year
language = English
editor_title = Editor
firstdate = 1979
country = flagcountry|United Kingdom
website = [http://www.lrb.co.uk/ www.lrb.co.uk]
issn = 0260-9592The "London Review of Books" (or "LRB") is a
fortnightly British literary and political magazine.
The "LRB" was founded in 1979 during the year-long lock-out at "
The Times". Its founding editor was Karl Miller, then professor of English at University College London, Mary-Kay Wilmers, formerly an editor at " The Times Literary Supplement", and Susannah Clapp, a former editor at Jonathan Cape. For its first six months it appeared as an insert in the " New York Review of Books". In May 1980, the "London Review" became an independent publication with a self described 'consistently radical' editorial orientation. ["The LRB has maintained a consistently radical stance on politics and social affairs", Alan Bennett, July 1996, in the Foreword to Jane Hindle (editor) "London Review of Books: An Anthology", Verso, 1996. ISBN 1-85984-860-5] Unlike the "TLS", the majority of the articles the "LRB" publishes (usually fifteen per issue) are long essays; some in each issue are not based around books, and several short articles discuss film or exhibitions.
Mary-Kay Wilmers, the current editor, took over from Miller in 1992. Average circulation per issue from 1 January 2006 to 31 December 2006 was 44,754. [Media info on LRB website [http://www.lrb.co.uk/advertising/media/] ]
Notable contributors have included:
* [http://www.lrb.co.uk/ "London Review of Books" website]
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