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| editor = Mary-Kay Wilmers| editor_title = Editor| founded = 1979| firstdate =| country = United Kingdom| based = Bloomsbury, London| website = www.lrb.co.uk| issn = 0260-9592}}The London Review of Books (LRB) is a British journal of literary essays. It is published fortnightly.

History

The LRB was founded in 1979, when publication of The Times Literary Supplement was suspended during the year-long lock-out at The Times.WEB,weblink About the LRB, Its founding editors were Karl Miller, then professor of English at University College London, Mary-Kay Wilmers, formerly an editor at The Times Literary Supplement, and Susannah Clapp, a former editor at Jonathan Cape. For its first six months, it appeared as an insert in The New York Review of Books.NEWS, William, Grimes,weblink A. Whitney Ellsworth, First Publisher of New York Review, Dies at 75, The New York Times, 20 June 2011, 20 June 2011, In May 1980, the London Review became an independent publication with an orientation described by Alan Bennett, a prominent contributor throughout the LRB's history, as "consistently radical".Bennett, Alan, July 1996, in the Foreword to Jane Hindle (editor) London Review of Books: An Anthology, Verso, 1996. {{ISBN|1-85984-860-5}} "The LRB has maintained a consistently radical stance on politics and social affairs"Unlike The Times Literary Supplement (TLS), the majority of the articles the LRB publishes (usually fifteen per issue) are long essays. Some articles in each issue are not based on books, while several short articles discuss film or exhibitions. Political and social essays are frequent. The magazine is headquartered in Bloomsbury, London.NEWS, Elizabeth Day, Is the LRB the best magazine in the world?,weblink 28 October 2015, The Guardian, 9 March 2014, Mary-Kay Wilmers took over as editor in 1992. Average circulation per issue for 2016 was 70,468.In January 2010, The Times claimed that the London Review of Books was £27m in debt to the Wilmers' family trust, although the trust had "no intention of the lender seeking repayment of the loan in the near future".NEWS,weblink The Times, In 2011, when Pankaj Mishra criticised Niall Ferguson's book Civilisation: The West and the Rest in the London Review of Books, Ferguson threatened to sue for libel.NEWS, Paul, Harris,weblink Niall Ferguson apologises for anti-gay remarks towards John Maynard Keynes, The Observer, 4 May 2013, 4 May 2013, WEB, Pankaj, Mishra, Pankaj Mishra,weblink Watch this man, 3 November 2011, 3 November 2011, The London Review Bookshop opened in Bloomsbury in May 2003, and the Cake Shop next door in November 2007. The bookshop is used as a venue for author presentations and discussions.

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