News | The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year

Adam Weymouth was announced as the winner of The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year award last night, at a reception at The London Library in St. James’ Square. The annual prize seeks to reward the best work of fiction, non-fiction or poetry by British and Irish authors under the […]

Review | Krzysztof Gil: Welcome to the Country Where the Gypsy has been Hunted at l’étrangère

On view at l’étrangère gallery in East London is the first ever UK solo exhibition by the Polish Roma artist Krzysztof Gil. Entitled Welcome to the Country Where the Gypsy Has Been Hunted, the show takes as its point of departure the contested practice of ‘Heidenjachten’, literally – gypsy hunting – the legally sanctioned hunting […]

Review | Shitstorm by Fernando Sdrigotti

Shitstorm, Fernando Sdrigotti, Open Pen, 2018, £4.99 Among four equally alluring others, Open Pen’s new series of “novelettes” features Fernando Sdrigotti’s latest story Shitstorm, which delves into the unsettling nature of viral news and online scandals. His perceptive insights, coupled with often crude but amusing satire, lead one through a dizzying and chaotic cultural landscape […]

Review | Summer and Smoke at The Duke of York’s Theatre

A poetic vision of human nature and our existential struggle to forge the middle ground between body and soul. After writing his (in)famous A Streetcar Named Desire, Tennessee Williams gave birth to Summer and Smoke in 1948, and The London Magazine had the pleasure of attending the latest adaptation by director Rebecca Frecknall held at the Duke […]

Poetry | A Series of Ekphrastic Poems on Eileen Agar’s Marine Object by Suzannah V. Evans

Suzannah V. Evans is a poet, editor, and critic. The following series of poems was inspired by a visit to the exhibition Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired By Her Writings at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge (reviewed here for The London Magazine), and more specifically, the poems are based on the piece Marine Object by […]

News | London’s BIG READ 2019 Shortlist

Last night saw the launch of London’s BIG READ 2019, with the shortlisted authors announced last night at an event at LIBRARY on St Martin’s Lane.  The aim of London’s BIG READ is to bring the city together through reading books that expand understanding of our community, and the initiative also raises money through a number […]

Flash Fiction | Never Fall For That by Rebecca Lilly

“Clarify your intent,” — Lama Chopra, our meditation teacher, rang the bell for us to sit — “the Reaper was once an old friend.” My empty mind was eating me up: black bit-strings of acid. My poems were hot- spots. I was mapping the mess like a Dadaist.   An old friend. I shut my […]

Review | Now, Now, Louison by Jean Frémon

Now, Now, Louison, Jean Frémon (translated by Cole Swensen), Les Fugitives, 2018, pp.115, £12.00 Now, Now, Louison, originally published in French as Calme-toi, Louison in 2016, is a strange and very beautiful book. An unusual but very touching tribute, it is a poetic meditation on the life of the artist Louise Bourgeois (1911 – 2010) written by […]

Review | Virginia Woolf: An Exhibition Inspired By Her Writings — Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

The first thing that you see as you enter the Virginia Woolf exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum is a photograph of Woolf’s writing desk. Taken by Gisèle Freund two decades after Woolf’s death, the image ties together some of the exhibition’s themes: the relationship between writing and looking, between inside and out, between public and […]

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