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.

Review | Focus Kazakhstan: Postnomadic Mind

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Stepping into Wapping Hydraulic Power Station, originally built in 1890 to power the machinery of industrial London, the similarities between the history of the...

Review | This is Memorial Device by David Keenan

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Scottish music in 1983 This is Memorial Device, David Keenan, Faber and Faber, February 2017, pp.304, £14.99, (paperback) News of the death, back in June, of Bogdan...

Winners Announced! | The London Magazine & Collyer Bristow Award For...

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Last night we had a wonderful evening at the Collyer Bristow Gallery in London for the awards ceremony of the inaugural London Magazine and...

Archive | Memories of Modigliani by Anna Akhmatova

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First published in the August 1964 edition of the London Magazine (Vol. 4 No.5) (translated from the Italian text by Bernard Wall) I can well believe...

Interview | Richard Hearns

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The acclaimed Irish artist Richard Hearns has an upcoming exhibition entitled Journey at Cadogan Contemporary. This will be the artist’s first solo show in...

Event Preview | Kenilworth Arts Festival

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An eclectic collection of prize-winning novelists and acclaimed international musicians will come together once again for the third annual Kenilworth Arts Festival. For the duration...

Spotlight on: Rough Trade Books

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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 | Letters To A First Love From The Future by...

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Andy Armitage's pamphlet is among a number of new releases from the poetry press Half-Moon Books, which is based in Otley, West Yorkshire, where...

Event Preview | HighTide Theatre

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  After a hugely successful year in 2017, HighTide Theatre returns to Walthamstow for a second outing. Bringing a varied programme of theatre, comedy, music...

Archive | Why I Write — Joan Didion

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First published in the June/July 1977 of The London Magazine (Vol. 17, No. 2)  Of course I stole the title from George Orwell. One reason...

Fiction | Just for Five Minutes by Alla Melenteva

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It was an early May day. The war was considered over, though it had not yet been officially declared. A Russian junior lieutenant went...

Archive | Poetry | Rin Ishigaki

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Known in Japan as the 'bank clerk poet', with her work frequently featuring in the bank newsletter where she was employed, Ishigaki's poetry stretches...

9 of Europe’s Best Bookshops

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A good bookshop can be many different things - a haven from the world, a counter-cultural space, and a meeting point for friends, as...

Event Preview | Focus Kazakhstan

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A groundbreaking exhibition series focusing on the contemporary art of Kazakhstan is coming to London next month, seeing the start of the an international...

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...

2018 Essay Competition | Judges’ Interview Nicola Griffith and Pico...

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We had a quick conversation with the judges of our 2018 Essay Writing Competition — Nicola Griffith and Pico Iyer — about their writing,...

Mary Wollstonecraft Open Weekend

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In celebration of Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797), author, early feminist and human rights advocate, teacher, and mother of Mary Shelley, the artist and publisher Louisa...

Review | Beck at Browns by Steven O’Brien

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July this year in London was out of kilter with the heat. We walked through Green Park under the plane trees towards Mayfair and...

Playing Safe | Hugo Williams

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I liked not liking you much. I liked playing safe. Not being bowled over by you was part of the thrill. At the King’s Palace Hotel you couldn’t...

Review | Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up and Dorothea Lange:...

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Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, Victoria & Albert Museum, Circe Henestrosa & Claire Wilcox, until November 4th 2018 Dorothea Lange: The Politics of Seeing,...

Novel Writing Competition Winners

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After an overwhelming response to our first ever Novel Writing Competition, The London Magazine and Author Enterprises are extremely pleased to announce the winners: First Place Big...

Essay Competition 2018

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UPDATE: EXTENDED CLOSING DATE  The competition will now be open for entries until September the 7th at midnight. As the oldest literary and arts review in...

Interview | Sophie Collins, Mark Ford and Les Robinson

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We had a quick chat with the judges of our 2018 Poetry Prize - Sophie Collins, Mark Ford and Les Robinson - to give...

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