News | Collyer Bristow Prize 2019 shortlist announced

The London Magazine has announced the 2019 shortlist for the Collyer Bristow Prize for debut fiction. Now in its second year, the prize celebrates...

Review | 58th Venice Biennale

Venice, that city of dreams and the inspiration for artists and writers from Turner to Italo Calvino, sees its 58th art biennale. As thousands...
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Introduction to Kamala Markandaya’s The Nowhere Man

The following essay is the introduction to the latest edition of The Nowhere Man, a novel by Kamala Markandaya, first published in 1972, now...

Interview | Alan Trotter

Alan Trotter is a writer based in Edinburgh. Muscle, his debut novel, was awarded the inaugural Sceptre Prize for a novel in progress. He...

Review | 2019 Bienalsur

What happens when a bold new take on the Biennale comes face-to-face with a new national cultural movement?  For those of us tired of...

Kahani Near Sloane Square…Oh Those Lamb Chops!

I have been to expansive Sikh restaurants in Southall and frenetic Pakistani grills in Whitechapel. I once had a very good jalfrezi in Dublin....

Extract | Tony and Eve by Eve Hall

From the forthcoming memoir by Phil Hall Steinhardt, Tony and Eve.  My heroine of very early days was Joan of Arc, whom I loved passionately....

The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2019

Update: Submissions for The London Magazine Poetry Prize 2019 are now CLOSED! Over the years The London Magazine has been home to some of the most...

Review | Whip-Hot & Grippy by Heather Phillipson

Whip-Hot & Grippy begins with a hyphen and ends with a personal statement, with the intervening 126 pages featuring advertising-speak, sex scenes, terrorism, broadcast...

Review | Skylon Deeply Savoury on the South Bank

I hardly ever go across the river to the south side. I cannot stand the man-boys ruckling along on their skateboards. Yet go we...

Poetry | Ants on City Walls by Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee

Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee Ants on City Walls Think Neither fear nor courage saves us. Unnatural vices Are fathered by our heroism. Virtues Are forced upon us by our impudent...

Feature | Inside Dennis Severs’ House

I arrive outside the black wooden door of Dennis Severs' House, knock gently on the door, and wait under the gas lantern which hangs...

Archive | Leaving School—XI by Ann Quin

The following piece by the post-war experimental writer Ann Quin (1936-1973) was originally published in the July 1966 issue of The London Magazine, but...

News | The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses 2019

Last night the winners of The Republic of Consciousness Prize for Small Presses were announced, with this year’s announcement signalling a re-structuring of the...

Review | La Forza Del Destino at the Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House has brought together the best cast in the world right now for their new production of Verdi’s La Forza Del...

Extract | Twenty Theatres to See Before you Die by Amber...

Twenty Theatres to See Before You Die by Amber Massie-Blomfield is a love letter to Britain's theatres — a beautiful paean to the nation's...

Poetry | Joan Howson’s Cottage by Michael Henry

Michael Henry Joan Howson's Cottage This is Black Rock Sands that ............my parents walked to from their honeymoon hideaway. Those are the footprints they left ............on the sand. That is the...

News | Waltham Forest Borough of Culture 2019 — The People’s...

The People's Forest — a literary strand to Waltham Forest's programme as the first ever London Borough of Culture this year — has recently...

Review | How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s at Goldsmiths CCA

How Chicago! Imagists 1960s & 70s opens at the Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art on the 15th March, showing until 26th May, before moving...

Review | Henry Hudson — nothing sticks to nothing at Hannah...

The story being told is not one of words, but of a language that finds roots beyond symbols defined by mere convention. Memories that...

Archive | Fiction | Let Them Call it Jazz by Jean...

One bright Sunday morning in July I have trouble with my Notting Hill landlord because he ask for a month’s rent in advance. He...

Review | Don McCullin at Tate Britain

We live in an era in which we see more images than ever before in human history. When we see these images, in newspapers...

The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2018 — Winner’s Announced!

After an overwhelming response to this year's shortlist, our judges Samuel Fisher, Layla Benitez-James and Harry Mount have arrived at a decision for this...

Review | Leminscate by Chris Viner

Leminscate, Chris Viner, Unsolicited Press, 2017, pp. 72 The 6th isn’t busy. Six days since the attack And inside the Monoprix The aisles of life still reel...

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