London Review of Books

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Alan Bennett contemplates losing friends and the Queen in 2022 diary
The playwright details Barry Cryer’s comedic phone calls and reveals what her majesty said to Prunella Scales in his annual journal for London Review of Books

Katy Guest

21, Dec, 2022 @1:30 PM

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No journalist had a deeper sense of history than Ian Jack | Donald Macintyre
Endlessly curious and knowledgeable, the Guardian columnist was renowned for his interest in the industrial working class from which he came

Donald Macintyre

29, Oct, 2022 @4:56 PM

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Alan Bennett dedicates Kipling poem A Dead Statesman to Boris Johnson
The playwright’s annual diary excerpt criticises the prime minister and Donald Trump and recalls an encounter with Philip Roth

Alison Flood

22, Dec, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Political journals ring the changes in a battle of ideas – and a fight for readers
Former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger’s arrival at Prospect is part of a trend that is raising the stakes of debate in Britain

Vanessa Thorpe

01, Aug, 2021 @9:30 AM

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London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers steps down after 30 years
Influential editor and co-founder of the literary magazine to be succeeded by senior staff

Alison Flood

29, Jan, 2021 @3:28 PM

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Alan Bennett’s 2020 diary reveals growing health struggles
At 86, the playwright says arthritis is increasingly restrictive, but also finds room for satirical jabs at Boris Johnson’s government and everyday comedy

Alison Flood

23, Dec, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Mary-Kay Wilmers: 'At Faber, TS Eliot was referred to as the GLP – Greatest Living Poet'
The editor of the London Review of Books on its enduring appeal, the late Jenny Diski, and why she’s not ready to hand over the reins in her 80s

Tim Lewis

19, Jul, 2020 @8:30 AM

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Row over Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi erupts in the LRB
Dispute over whether the painting was for sale before its display at the National Gallery

Dalya Alberge

29, Jan, 2020 @12:46 PM

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London Review of Books: An Incomplete History review – 40 years of the LRB
Rants, spats and intellectual seriousness from London’s literary elite

John Mullan

01, Nov, 2019 @10:00 AM

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The LRB is 40. We never thought it would last this long
The Observer’s theatre critic Susannah Clapp remembers the literary journal’s colourful early days

Susannah Clapp

21, Sep, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Vida survey of gender bias in literary criticism shows 'stubborn imbalance'
Authors of report warn that continuing dominance of male writers ‘creates a dangerous lens through which the world is viewed’

Alison Flood

19, Jun, 2018 @2:30 PM

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Male writers still dominate book reviews and critic jobs, Vida study finds
The annual Vida count of authors across the world suggests about two-thirds of those published, and the critics who review them, are men – but their intersectionality survey is less conclusive

Katy Guest

19, Oct, 2017 @4:25 PM

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