In Defence of Dead Women

Essay

November 2018

Amber Husain

Essay

November 2018

The memorial for the artist was as inconclusive as her work, or anybody’s life. Organised haphazardly on Facebook by one of her old friends,...

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Sally Rooney’s ‘Normal People’

Book Review

October 2018

Helen Charman

Book Review

October 2018

Reading Sally Rooney’s second novel Normal People is a compulsive experience. After the navy blue Faber & Faber proofs were sent out in early...

Art Review

October 2018

Kerry James Marshall, History of Painting

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso

Art Review

October 2018

Kerry James Marshall, an artist who grew up both devouring and scrutinising the Western art historical canon, has never...

Book Review

October 2018

James Bridle’s ‘New Dark Age’

Orit Gat

Book Review

October 2018

Halfway through James Bridle’s foreboding, at times terrifying, but ultimately motivating account of our technological present, he recounts a...

Book Review

October 2018

Nafissa Thompson-Spires’s ‘Heads of the Colored People’

Victoria Adukwei Bulley

Book Review

October 2018

Somewhere on the internet is a two-hour video of...

Book Review

October 2018

Nick Makoha’s ‘Kingdom of Gravity’

Dai George

Book Review

October 2018

The tyrant’s sickest triumph is to make his subjects...

Essay

October 2018

The Uses of Queer Art

Kevin Brazil

Essay

October 2018

In June 2018 a crowd assembled in Tate Britain...

Poetry

Issue No. 23

Two Poems

A. K. Blakemore

Poetry

Issue No. 23

MAY   you slid into my life as though...

Prize Winner

April 2018

The Great Awake

Julia Armfield

Prize Winner

April 2018

When I was twenty-seven, my Sleep stepped out of...

Interview

October 2018

Interview with Margo Jefferson

Zinzi Clemmons

Interview

October 2018

I’ve had the privilege of knowing Margo Jefferson since 2011, when I took her class, The Critic As Artist,...

Feature

October 2018

Editorial

Feature

October 2018

Issues of The White Review are not planned around...

Essay

September 2018

It’s All In The Film: Direct Cinema, ‘Grey Gardens’ and ‘That Summer’

Ralf Webb

Essay

September 2018

Big Edie Beale, sitting bare-shouldered on the terrace, puts...

Art Review

September 2018

Martine Syms, Grande Calme

Holly Black

Art Review

September 2018

I’ve never been ghosted by a work of art...

Interview

September 2018

Interview with Jenny Hval

Josie Thaddeus-Johns

Interview

September 2018

It’s the middle of the hot, dead summer of...

Miriam Toews’s ‘Women Talking’

Book Review

September 2018

Caitlin Ingham

Book Review

September 2018

Édouard Louis, speaking recently at the London Review Bookshop, described why he writes auto-fiction. Growing up in a brutally poor household in Northern France,...

Interview

September 2018

Interview with Rachel Zucker

Sophie Oliver

Interview

September 2018

I met the poet Rachel Zucker on a hot July day in New York, where she grew up and...

Art Review

September 2018

Tai Shani, Semiramis

Jesc Bunyard

Art Review

September 2018

‘Womanhood’ is a troubled concept in the world of Semiramis. Gathered together for Tai Shani’s first institutional solo exhibition,...

News

September 2018

The White Review Poet’s Prize 2018

News

September 2018

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the...

Book Review

September 2018

Renato Cisneros’s ‘The Distance Between Us’

Cal Revely-Calder

Book Review

September 2018

Renato Cisneros couldn’t remember the day his sister Valentina...

Feature

August 2018

Let Them Eat [Royal Wedding] Cake

Jennifer Schaffer

Feature

August 2018

Britain has always been a nation capable of telling...

Poetry

August 2018

Two Poems

Mary Jean Chan

Poetry

August 2018

The Calligrapher   Try grasping a piece of wood...

Book Review

August 2018

Nora Ikstena's ‘Soviet Milk’

Kevin Brazil

Book Review

August 2018

Soviet Milk by Nora Ikstena opens with two women...

Art Review

August 2018

Maria Fusco, ECZEMA!

Daisy Lafarge

Art Review

August 2018

Growing up in an evangelical church I took communion most weeks. To a child’s mind it seemed an excitingly...

Fiction

August 2018

RETRIEVALS

Edward Herring

Fiction

August 2018

  About ‘Retrievals’:   I like to hear writing...

Book Review

August 2018

Alicia Kopf's ‘Brother in Ice’

Jess Cotton

Book Review

August 2018

Towards the beginning of Brother in Ice, the debut...

Art Review

August 2018

JENNY HOLZER, IN CONVERSATION WITH FRANCES MORRIS

Thom James

Art Review

August 2018

Perhaps unsurprisingly, every seat in the Tate’s Starr Cinema...

Book Review

August 2018

Lorrie Moore's ‘See What Can Be Done’

Nicole Flattery

Book Review

August 2018

Lorrie Moore writes in her introduction to See What...

INTERVIEW WITH ANAND PATWARDHAN

Art Review

July 2018

Tausif Noor

Art Review

July 2018

By the late 1990s a right wing government in the shape of a BJP-Shiv Sena alliance had come to power for the first time...

Feature

Issue No. 19

Marianne's Breasts

Jacqueline Feldman

Feature

Issue No. 19

She had performed alone in the past, lunging at Patriarch Kirill, but on the morning of this protest, her...

Feature

Issue No. 22

Really Techno

Julia Bell

Feature

Issue No. 22

‘Ich bin einer,’ I say when my turn comes. I am one.   I’ve been here before, outside this...

Yoko Tawada's ‘The Last Children of Tokyo’

Book Review

July 2018

Rebecca Bates

Book Review

July 2018

Everywhere in the Japan of Yoko Tawada’s The Last Children of Tokyo, strange mutations unfold. In the years (perhaps decades, or perhaps generations) since an...