At the Bookshop

Listen to the latest events recorded live at the London Review Bookshop. For the full archive, subscribe below.

21 August 2020 · 56mins

Maureen N. McLane reads from and discuss her work with poet and critic Sarah Howe, on the occasion of the publication of her first selected poems, What I'm Looking For.

13 August 2020 · 1hr 01min

In Lord of all the Dead, Javier Cercas plunges back into his family history, revisiting Ibahernando, his parents' village in southern Spain, to discover the truth about his ancestor Manuel Mena, who died fighting on the Francoist side at the Battle of the Ebro. He talks about it here with Gaby Wood.

6 August 2020 · 1hr 24mins

Five Dials 57, ‘To Leave and to Be Left Behind’, explores the imaginative space of the journey – where it can take us and how it can change us. Guest-edited by Sophie Mackintosh, it brings together a range of playful, intimate and risk-taking voices from across contemporary fiction and poetry. To celebrate the launch of this special issue, Sophie was joined in conversation by three of the magazine’s contributors – Rachael Allen, Bridget Minamore and Yara Rodrigues Fowler.

1 July 2020 · 46mins

Writing on Lorna Goodison’s poetry, Derek Walcott asks ‘What is the rare quality that has gone out of poetry that these marvellous poems restore? Joy.’ She reads from her poetry and talks to Linton Kwesi Johnson in this event recorded on 6 March 2020.