Fanny Bullock Workman, Mountain climber, Bain Collection

‘Mort looks at fearlessness and fear, strength and weakness, not settling for a simpler story’ | Isabel Galleymore

Photo by Jon Parker Lee

In this interview with Ian McMillan, The London Magazine’s Editor, Steven O’Brien, and Production Manager, Rachel Chanter, discuss Ian McMillan’s most recent collection of selected poems, To Fold the Evening Star.

BeFunky Collage2

Ahead of our Poetry Prize, which closes 30th June, we spoke to judge Rebecca Perry about prizes, publication and what she’ll be looking for from this year’s entries.

The Spoils, Trafalgar Studios. L-R: Jesse Eisenberg (Ben) Kunal Nayyar (Kalyan). Photo by Oliver Rosser.

‘Alongside a fruitful film career, it may come as a surprise that Jesse Eisenberg has time to publish a book of short stories, contribute regularly to The New Yorker, and bring his third and latest stage offering to London’s West End.’ | Henry St Leger

David Herd

‘David Herd begins his new collection Through with the line: It is possible to be precise.The wording– “it is possible”– is telling. Not promised, not achieved, not even desirable: possible.’
| Nathan Ellis

Julia Margaret Cameron, Call, I Follow, I Follow, Let Me Die 1867, © Royal Photographic Society/National Media Museum / Science & Society Picture Library 
Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Beata Beatrix, c. 1864-70, Tate.

‘…the photographs emerge not as subservient to paintings, but as wrought, intricately constructed, magical things.’ | Robert Hawkins


‘A pervasive sense of le petit mort haunts the paintings: the revel is over, innocence and novelty having been destroyed in the process.’


‘In this medieval
burial ground, a dynasty
preserves its fading

grace. The grass, smooth
as a pashmina shawl,
carpets the brittle soil…’ | Sudeep Sen


‘The latest novelistic offering in Hogarth Shakespeare’s project to refashion the bard’s tales into contemporary retellings, Vinegar Girl compellingly revitalises one of Shakespeare’s most controversial plays, The Taming of the Shrew.’ | Erik Martiny

TLM Book Club

Reviews of new books by TLM team and guest writers.