||About the LRB
"The London Review of Books is the liveliest, the most serious and also the most radical literary magazine we have." Alan Bennett
The London Review of Books was founded in 1979, during the year-long lock-out at the Times. For the first six months, the LRB appeared as an insert in the New York Review of Books. In May 1980, the London Review of Books jumped out of the parental pouch and became a fully independent literary paper. It has been published twice a month ever since.
The London Review of Books has been dedicated to carrying on the tradition of the English essay. In this respect, it is not very different from one of the great 19th-century periodicals. It gives its contributors the space and freedom to develop their ideas at length and in depth. The leading writers, critics and thinkers who are regular contributors to the London Review of Books include Frank Kermode, Terry Eagleton, Alan Bennett, Marina Warner, Jenny Diski, Christopher Hitchens, Adam Phillips, Hilary Mantel, Colm Tóibín, Stephen Sedley, Edward Said, Jonathan Coe and Tom Paulin.
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