The Londonist Literary List

By london_sarah Last edited 216 months ago
The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List appears every Tuesday. If you’d like to bring an event to our attention, please email

Starting on Monday, it'll be a great week to be a literary kid (or a literary kid's parent, if that's your thing), as the Imagine Children's Lit Festival rolls into town. If you're just a plain old grownup with no kids and no interest in what they read, check out The London Magazine, which just released a new issue (pictured) of intelligent literature and lit crit.

We're trying really hard, we really are, to not make mention of the lack of other literary events this week. On the other hand, it's something worth focusing on week after week, since it seems to us that a place like London should never be without a plethora of readings and book releases and book parties. Look at it as a call to arms to the bookish masses of London. We criticise because we love...

Events Around London:

The Imagine Children's Literature Festival starts on Monday (the 13th) and runs all through next week at South Bank Centre. We'd personally feel a bit silly showing up without a kid in tow. That said, we anticipate that adults will be highly entertained by some of the readings.

New Releases:

Thin Ice, by Alan Ford

The Alchemist's Daughter, by Katharine McMahon

Rifling Paradise, by Jem Poster

Pardonable Lies, by Jacqueline Winspear

The Nightingale's Nest, by Sarah Harrison

Other News:

The latest issue of the The London Magazine is now available (it's the Dec/Jan issue, unavoidably delayed somewhat). One of the most irrepressible publications in British history, the mag is well worth a look for its fiction, reviews, and poetry. Find it at the London Review Bookshop or, better yet, get it straight from the source.

Last Updated 07 February 2006