Review | Leminscate by Chris Viner

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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...

Review | Abuse II, The Uncanny by Alessio Bolzoni

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At first you see the bodies and ask yourself why – that is how the story begins, how the narrative unravels, how you are...

Review | Number One Chinese Restaurant by Lillian Li

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“Jimmy was starting to stand when a resigned, almost amused look passed over Ah-Jack’s face. Like he was tired of waiting for disaster to...

Review | Diane Arbus & Kader Attia at the Hayward Gallery

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From the very conception of artistic expression, artists have engaged with the notion of self and the formation of identity. The work of Kader...

Review | Tracey Emin: A Fortnight of Tears at White Cube

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A Fortnight of Tears is a major new exhibition of works by acclaimed British artist Tracey Emin. The show features features a large selection...

Archive | Breakfast with Borges by Andrew Graham-Yooll

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First published in The London Magazine March 1983, Vol.22, No.12 Jorge Luis Borges entered the Pedmonte Restaurant on Avenida de Mayo with the stiff steps of the...

Kenneth Womack | The Making of Penny Lane

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The following is an extract from Sound Pictures: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Later Years: 1966-2016) by Kenneth Womack, published by...

Spotlight III: Influx Press

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The London Magazine has long been a champion of emerging writers and independent publishers, stretching back to the 1950s and 60s, when young writers...

Review | Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth at Royal...

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In a contemporary art world dominated by video art (as shown by the 2018 Turner Prize) Bill Viola / Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth presents a...

Art News | Zurab Tsereteli: Larger Than Life at the Saatchi...

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This month sees the first major UK retrospective of Georgian-Russian artist Zurab Tsereteli’s work, whose work will be on display at the Saatchi Gallery. Born in...

Poetry | Michael O’Neill | A Tribute

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Michael O’Neill (1953-2018) was a very gifted poet and a brilliant literary critic, who was Professor of English at the University of Durham, where...

Essay Competition 2018 — Winners Announced!

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First of all, a huge, huge thank you to everybody who shared and entered this year's essay prize! Though it was only the second...

Interview | Amy Sackville

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Back in March at the London Book Fair earlier this year, Vanessa Wheeler sat down with the author Amy Sackville to ask her about...

Review | The Triumph of Cancer by Chris McCabe

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The scientific language used by doctors to describe cancer—the uncontrollable growth of a single cell—is often mystifying and alienating. Can the experience of cancer...

News | The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year

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Adam Weymouth was announced as the winner of The Sunday Times / Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year award last night, at...

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

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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...

News | London’s BIG READ 2019 Shortlist

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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...

Review | Now, Now, Louison by Jean Frémon

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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...

Review | Exposure by Olivia Sudjic

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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...

Interview | 2018 Short Story Prize Judges!

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With only a few weeks remaining for our Short Story Prize for this year, we thought we would catch up with our judges to...

Review | Theatre | The Unreturning at the Everyman Theatre

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Frantic Assembly’s latest project “The Unreturning” arrives at Theatre Royal Stratford East in January 2019. This time, their celebrated physicality explores the lives of...

Essay | Shakespeare’s London and the Emergence of the Playhouse

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Today, the idea of the theatre can evoke tradition and history, having perhaps one of the longest histories of all the arts. But when...

Staff Picks | The Best of Gothic Fiction

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As it's Halloween, The London Magazine team have been discussing the nature of horror in fiction, and why we are so attracted to reading it....

Preview | The Turning of The Leaves at Union Chapel

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Following last year's immersive multi-screen audio-visual installation for Remembrance Day, artist and poet Jack Miguel, filmmaker Taz Tron Delix and electronic musician Josh Grey-Jung...

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