London Review of Books

London Review of Books

Infobox Magazine
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
category = literature, politics
editor = Mary-Kay Wilmers
editor_title = Editor
firstdate = 1979
country = flagcountry|United Kingdom
website = []
issn = 0260-9592
The "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 [] ]


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External links

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