Caleb Femi, a 26 year old teacher and poet from Peckham, has been chosen to be the new Young People’s Laureate for London. We caught up with Caleb in the aftermath of his victory for a chat with us about his aspirations for the next year. | Lucy Binnersley


This delicate retelling by David Hare of Belgian thriller writer Georges Simenon’s La Main is not so much a classic-whodunnit but a keyhole-look into the devastations of male inadequacy, sexual jealousy and existential freedoms. | Lucy Binnersley

Photo: Pete Woodhead

‘An evening at the Southbank Centre is always going to be enlightening and entertaining – this is never more true than during the London Literature Festival, which runs 5 – 16 October.’ | Abi Lofthouse and Lucy Binnersley

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“The late William Eggleston wrote far better than most writers write. He wrote without words through his portraits as fleeting and resonant as a Carver story.” | Victoria Lancaster


Globe Education has recently announced Gwilym Jones as the winner of the 2016 Shakespeare’s Globe Book Award for Shakespeare’s Storms. |  Victoria Lancaster


The world premiere of Samuel Beckett’s No’s Knife is unfamiliar territory; not just for The Old Vic but for Samuel Beckett also. | Lucy Binnersley


This poem by J.G. Warry originally appeared in The London Magazine in June 1960.

while many would automatically call what existed between Beauvoir and Algren an affair, that word’s suggestion of something secret, untoward, perhaps a little seedy makes it a poor fit to the writers’ pained but loving connection: eighteen years, the author has noted, is surely too long a commitment, and suggests too strong a bond, to be labelled, dismissively, an affair. ” | Oli Belas

Title for Ted Hughes’ poem The Lake, published in The London Magazine in July 1963

This poem by Ted Hughes first appeared in The London Magazine in July 1963.

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