Around the World in 100 Diaries

The Editors

The first LRB Diary – A.J.P. Taylor on nuclear disarmament – was published on 4 March 1982. It ‘inaugurates a regular feature of the paper’, Taylor’s contributor’s note explained. ‘The Diaries will be by various hands. Clive James’s will scan.’ Since then there have been more than 800 Diaries on close to 800 subjects, many of them reporting from different parts of the world (few have scanned). Clicking on the image above will take you to an interactive map on which you can explore 100 of them.


  • 21 August 2016 at 1:40pm
    cufflink says:
    I think I may have gone too far, but this sort of Victorian blogging might do the LRB a bit of good as relief holiday reading for the remotely placed contributor.
    What a pity Jerry Fodor's Diary on the Brain is not included, but then I suppose the brain is not an area of the world that the LRB travels much in.
    Yours again, Pooter

  • 24 August 2016 at 9:54am
    J P Roos says:
    Funny, almost no diaries from Scandinavia. We are sooo uninteresting...