An incomparably lively and thoughtful conversation about ideas, politics and culture has been taking place in the London Review of Books twice a month for 30 years.

There’s no better way to measure the depth and extent of the magazine’s achievement than to browse the London Review of Books online archive. The archive contains every piece ever published in the magazine: over 13,500 articles by more than 2000 contributors from the past 30 years. You’ll find the run of Alan Bennett’s New Year Diaries since 1990; essays, stories and memoirs by Hilary Mantel; Edward Said writing about Fidelio or the Oslo Accords; Eliot Weinberger’s ‘What I Heard about Iraq’; and more than 230 critical essays by Frank Kermode.

Contributor Index

More than 2000 contributors have written for the LRB, including many of the leading writers and intellectuals of the modern age: from Raymond Williams and A.J.P. Taylor to James Wood and Linda Colley, from E.P. Thompson to Slavoj Žižek, E.H. Gombrich to Nicholas Penny.

There is a full index of contributors going back to 1979. A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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