Review | Death and Other Holidays by Marci Vogel

Death and Other Holidays, Marci Vogel, Melville House, November 2018 Award-winning writer, poet and translator Marci Vogel is the author of the poetry collection At the Border of Wilshire and Nobody, and this, her debut work of fiction, won the inaugural Miami Book Fair / de Groot Prize for fiction. Death and Other Holidays follows a […]

Review | Glad I Did It — Christina Reihill at Bermondsey Project Space

Made up of three L-shaped levels, Christina Reihill’s Glad I did it is an invitation into the mind and last days of Ruth Ellis, the last woman in Britain to be executed by the state. A London nightclub hostess, Ellis fell in love with young racing driver David Blakely.  After a torrid and abusive affair, […]

Review | Salvador Dali At Home

Salvador Dali At Home, Jackie De Burca, Quarto, 2018, pp. 176, Hardcover, £25 Salvador Dali at Home is a book that seeks to unveil the places and people that shaped the work of one of the greatest Surrealist artists. The biography offers an intriguing behind the scenes look into the private life of Salvador Dali, illuminating […]

Review | Exposure by Olivia Sudjic

Exposure, Olivia Sudjic, Pensinsula Press, 2018, pp. 127, £6 Exposure, the new book by Olivia Sudjic, elegantly dissects the multi-layered web of anxieties particular to the age in which we currently live. Exposure is the third of four impressive pocket essay books by the Peninsula Press, who launched earlier this with the publication David Wojnarowicz’s short […]

Interview | 2018 Short Story Prize Judges!

With only a few weeks remaining for our Short Story Prize for this year, we thought we would catch up with our judges to ask them what they thought makes a good short story, and what they were looking for in the submissions. Read below for what their thoughts! About our judges: Samuel Fisher‘s debut […]

The London Magazine Podcast | Episode 4 | A Discovery of Ancient Literature

We were recently contacted by Reverend Christian Mitchell of the church of Heathfield in rural Sussex, who had made a remarkable discovery. In one of the rectories attached to an old church in the area, they had found an almost full collection of the original London Magazine, dating from 1733 to 1770, which were believed […]

Review | Oceania at the Royal Academy of Arts

Oceania is the first ever major survey of Oceanic art to be held in the UK and is pioneering in its scope and understanding of the individual and collective identity of the Pacific. This epic exhibition marks the 250th anniversary of both the Royal Academy and Captain James Cook’s first expedition to the Pacific on the Endeavour and […]

Review | Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War at the British Library

Anglo-Saxon England, which lasted from the 5th to the 11th centuries, a span two-hundred years longer than the Roman occupation, nevertheless occupies a much smaller space in the contemporary historical imagination. The Latin language, Roman political structures, architecture, literature, religion, and iconography are deeply embedded in English culture, while signs of the more recent and […]

Archive | Philip Larkin | Two Poems: To The Sea, Annus Mirabilis 

Two Poems, Philip Larkin London Magazine / January 1970 / Vol.9 No.10     Philip Larkin, (1922-1985) a prolific poet and writer of essays, criticism and reviews within the twentieth-century. Described as ‘England’s other Poet Laureate’, Larkin composed poetry that captured the spiritual-angst of Britain’s post-war landscape, articulating the despair for the forthcoming modern era. […]

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