LA REVIEW OF BOOKS
I am the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and disseminating rigorous, incisive, and engaging writing on every aspect of literature, culture, and the arts.
The Los Angeles Review of Books magazine was created in part as a response to the disappearance of the traditional newspaper book review supplement, and, with it, the art of lively, intelligent long-form writing on recent publications in every genre, ranging from fiction to politics. The Los Angeles Review of Books seeks to revive and reinvent the book review for the internet age, and remains committed to covering and representing today’s diverse literary and cultural landscape.
LARB publishes new reviews, essays, and interviews online every day, as well as a print journal, the LARB Quarterly Journal. We also publish a collection of wholly independent sister magazines, the LARB Channels and Affiliates, covering genres as diverse as sports, philosophy, plant thinking, and performance art.
Our civic arts programs are designed to advance the next generation of editors and publishers. These include the LARB / USC Publishing Workshop, an immersive, collaborative program designed for students and innovators interested in publishing. Internships at LARB are available for college credit year-round.
LARB offers events and public arts programs that connect writers and artists to readers both in Los Angeles and across the globe. Tom’s Book Club, a level of our membership program, meets on a quarterly basis and includes live readings with selected authors; the LARB Luminary Evening series features writers in conversation with readers in homes around Los Angeles.