Report: A Modern Good

Panel Discussion: The Good of the Novel London Review Bookshop 16th May 2011 Max Liu “The novel has always meant freedom to me,” says James Wood, at the start of tonight’s discussion at the London Review Bookshop. Wood is here, along with three other panelists, to discuss issues raised in The Good of the Novel, a collection of essays by eminent critics about some of … Continue reading Report: A Modern Good


David Vann at the LRB

Review of David Vann’s appearance at the London Review Bookshop, 25th February 2011. Scott Morris David Vann courts publicity of a far more positive kind than that other famous, living Alaskan (“Maybe someday soon we’ll get rid of her,” he jokes at tonight’s reading). Indeed, Penguin bagged the Publishers Publicity Circle’s Award for its extensive publicity campaign for Vann’s 2009 fiction collection, Legend of a … Continue reading David Vann at the LRB

Open to the World

World Literature Weekend London Review Bookshop British Museum Birkbeck College London 18th – 20th June 2010 ——————————————————— All photographs copyright Alex MacNaughton June 2010 saw the London Review Bookshop’s second annual World Literature Weekend, themed around exile and displacement: both linguistic and geographical, voluntary and forced. In the words of Alain Mabanckou, the festival brought together writers able ‘to create something within the local that … Continue reading Open to the World