The Los Angeles Review of Books launched as online-only magazine in April 2011 to revive the great American tradition of the long form literary and cultural arts review. Today, we've created a new institution for writers and readers unlike anything else on the web. The LARB Quarterly Journal is our flagship print edition of the magazine, reflecting the best that this institution has to bring to readers all over the world.
We've cultivated a stable of regular contributors, both eminent (Jane Smiley, Mike Davis, Jonathan Lethem) and emerging (Jenny Hendrix, Colin Dickey, Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah). We’ve found our way to a certain tone that readers expect and enjoy: looser and more eclectic than other journals, grounded in literature but open to all varieties of cultural experience, far from the New York publishing hothouse atmosphere but not myopically focused on L.A. either.
The LARB Quarterly Journal builds on the best aspects of our flagship online magazine. The long form literary and cultural arts review is alive and well, and now, has a new home in Los Angeles.
Edited by Tom Lutz, the Los Angeles Review of Books is a nonprofit, multimedia literary and cultural arts magazine that combines the great American tradition of the serious book review with the evolving technologies of the Web. We are a community of writers, critics, journalists, artists, filmmakers, and scholars dedicated to promoting and disseminating the best that is thought and written, with an enduring commitment to the intellectual rigor, the incisiveness, and the power of the written word.