Essay| Shetland Norn by Simon Tait

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Shetland is a quiet, self-possessed nation of 22,000 whose population still considers itself to be more Norse than British. They like celebrations, foys they...

Review | 2019 Bienalsur

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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...

Donald Trump – America’s First Oligarch-in-Chief

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By Mohammad Zahoor On 20th January this year Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the United States. In the eyes of millions both...

An interview with Ian McMillian

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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...

Short Story Competition 2017 | Winners

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The London Magazine are pleased to announce the winners of our 2017 Short Story Competition. 1st Place - Solitaire by Theo Greenblatt 2nd Place - Asma...

Gay Taylor. ‘A Prison, A Paradise’ by Elisabeth Russell Taylor

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I cannot account for what it was that induced me to stop at a stall in the Farringdon Road and hand over twenty p...

An interview with Patricia McCarthy

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We spoke to Patricia McCarthy, one of the judges for our Poetry Prize 2017, who gave a bit of advice on entering this year's competition. As...

Archive | Notes on Raymond Chandler by Ian Fleming

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With the protagonists of their respective novels being so similar, it is perhaps little surprise that the writers Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler struck...

News | Caoilinn Hughes, on winning the Collyer Bristow Prize 2019

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Caoilinn Hughes On winning the Collyer Bristow Prize First thanks go to my peers—Sophie Mackintosh, Danny Denton, Samuel Fisher and Katherine Kilalea—for writing such good books...

Poetry Prize | An interview with Rebecca Perry

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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...

The Rat by Hannah Lowe

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The landlady watches herself in the living room mirror, phone held to her ear. In the blurred morning light her face looks young again,...

Forthcoming from TLM Editions | Fractals by Sudeep Sen

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We are pleased to announce that the next publication from TLM Editions will be Fractals, the new collection by Sudeep Sen. 'Poised, elegantly constructed poems...

Chalk Poets by Stephanie Norgate

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The otherness of nature, the gap that separates its permanence from our finite experience, is as much a part of its constructed character as...

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

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Upon viewing Jackson Pollock’s 1951 solo show in which he debuted his now famed ‘black paintings’, friend and fellow painter Alfonso Ossorio commented that...

The Wheelbarrow by V. S. Pritchett

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In August 1960 The London Magazine published V. S. Pritchett’s short story ‘The Wheelbarrow’ alongside four poems by Derek Walcott and reviews by Louis...

Short Story Competition Prize Giving Ceremony 2018 – House of Commons

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On Tuesday 13th March 2018 The London Magazine awarded the winners of the Short Story Competition 2018 during a drinks reception on the House of Commons Terrace Pavillion. The prizes were...
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The Atheist’s Burden

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Submission, Michel Houellebecq, William Heinemann, 256pp, ISBN 1785150243 £12.91 (French edition) Soumission Flammarion ISBN 2081354802 'Rats will most probably outlive mankind; their social system, in any case,...

Physical by Andrew McMillan

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Andrew McMillan’s debut collection Physical opens with an epitaph taken from one of the often overlooked novels of Hilda Doolittle, better known as H.D.,...

Poetry Prize 2017 Ceremony

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On November 2nd 2017 The London Magazine celebrated the winners of the Poetry Prize 2017 with a drinks reception held at Collyer Bristow Gallery....

Poetry | A Dream by John Keats

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This sonnet was written in February 1819. Keats copies it into a letter sent to his brother and sister-in-law, George and Georgiana Keats. Composed...

Archive | ‘A Message’ from T. S. Eliot

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"What we need is the magazine which will boldly assume the existence of a public interested in serious literature, and eager to be kept in touch with current literature and with criticism of that literature by the most exacting standards."

Interview | Roubi L’Roubi | Saatchi Gallery | Forests and Spirits:...

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An interview with Roubi L’Roubi, co-curator of Forests and Spirits: Figurative art from the Khartoum School, a new exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery.

The General: a new poem by Steven O'Brien

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The General Somewhat after Ray Bradbury As the muezzin’s dusk call Sews the day to a new night The general looks up from his maps. His damp camouflage Hangs on...

2016 by James Stradner

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The clouds have swum down from the sky and rolled onto their backs in the streets, begging for someone to rub their fluffy bellies A day...

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