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Thursday, September 28, 2017

Anthology Launch Party


Bethnal Green Working Men's Club


Please join us to celebrate the launch of The White Review Anthology, a selection of the best writing from our first twenty print issues.


This handsome 330 page book, in a beautiful design by Thom Swann and Ray O’Meara and featuring art from J.H. Engstom and Camille Henrot, will be available to purchase at the event.


The party will feature readings by the following contributors to the anthology:






There will be drinks.


Tickets are £5 and available to purchase through our Kickstarter Campaign. Please support us!


Thursday, July 27, 2017

The White Review No. 20 NYC Launch


McNally Jackson Books


The White Review No. 20 New York Launch

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street New York, NY 10012
Thursday, 27 July|7 p.m.


Join us at McNally Jackson Books on Thursday, 27 July to celebrate the US launch of our twentieth print issue. Readings by CA CONRAD, SOPHIE ROBINSON & JOHN KEENE will start shortly after 7 p.m. There will be drinks.


CA CONRAD and SOPHIE ROBINSON‘s poetry appear in our nineteenth issue, and an excerpt of JOHN KEENE’s translation of HILDA HILST’s LETTERS FROM A SEDUCER was published in our 2014 online translation issue.


THE WHITE REVIEW No. 20 features interviews with Anne Carson, Jean-Luc Nancy and Mounira Al Solh; nonfiction by Felix Bazalgette, Tom McCarthy and J.S. Tennant; fiction by Claire-Louise Bennett, Nicole Flattery and Kristen Gleason; poetry from Heather Phillipson and Nisha Ramayya; and artwork by John Divola, Uwe Henneken,  Nicolas Party and Heather Phillipson. Read the editorial here.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham


Ikon Gallery


Please join us on Wednesday 26 July at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, for readings by JULIANNE PACHICO, ROWAN HISAYO BUCHANAN and RICHARD O’BRIEN. The event is free to attend, and will commence at 6 p.m. Places can be reserved in advance via the Ikon Gallery website: click here.


ROWAN HISAYO BUCHANAN is the author of the acclaimed novel Harmless Like You. Her short work has appeared in GrantaGuernica, The Guardian, The Harvard Review, and NPR’s Selected Shorts


JULIANNE PACHICO was born in England and grew up in Colombia. She is currently completing her PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at UEA. She has two stories in the 2015 anthology of Best British Short Stories. Her short stories have been published by The New Yorker, Lighthouse, Litro, and The White Review, among others.


RICHARD O’BRIEN’s pamphlets include The Emmores (Emma Press, 2014) and A Bloody Mess (Valley Press, 2015). His work has featured in Oxford Poetry, Poetry London, and The Salt Book of Younger Poets. His first children’s play, an adaptation of The Selfish Giant, was produced at the Arcola Theatre in December 2016. In 2017, he won an Eric Gregory Award from the Society of Authors.


The event will take place amidst the exhibition of SIDNEY NOLAN’s paintings.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Serpentine Gallery, London


Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London


Please join us at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, London at 3 p.m. on 22 July for readings by IPHGENIA BAAL, CHARLIE FOX and NISHA RAMAYYA. The event will take place in ARTHUR JAFA’s exhibition  A Series of Utterly Improbable, Yet Extraordinary Renditions.


IPHGENIA BAAL is the author of The Hardy Tree (2011) and Gentle Art (2012), both published by Trolley Books. Her third book, Merced Es Benz, was published by Book Works in March 2017 (


CHARLIE FOX is a writer who lives in London. He was born in 1991. His work has appeared in publications including friezeCabinetSight & SoundArtReviewThe Wire and The White Review. His first book, This Young Monster (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2017) is a hallucinatory celebration of artists who raise hell, transform their bodies and revel in the disturbing.


NISHA RAMAYYA’s pamphlets Notes on Sanskrit (2015) & Correspondences (2016) are published by Oystercatcher Press. She is a member of the ‘Race & Poetry & Poetics in the UK’ research group and a Teaching Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London. A selection from her poem series States of the Body Produced by Love features in The White Review No. 20.


ARTHUR JAFA is an acclaimed US filmmaker, cinematographer and artist. Jafa’s work is driven by a recurrent question: how might one identify and develop a specifically Black visual aesthetics equal to the ‘power, beauty and alienation’ of Black music in US culture?


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Waterstones, Manchester


Waterstones Manchester - Deansgate


Join us for an evening with The White Review at Waterstones Deansgate, Manchester on 19 July. The event is free to attend and will begin at 6.30 p.m.


There will be readings by novelist LUKE BROWN, poets RACHAEL ALLEN and CALEB KLACES, and 2017 White Review Short Story Prize winner NICOLE FLATTERY; the event will be presented by editors Ben Eastham and Jacques Testard.



There will be drinks.



Thursday, June 29, 2017

White Review / n+1 summer party


Bold Tendencies


Join us for the third annual White Review / n+1 summer party! The event takes place in the auditorium at Bold Tendencies, Peckham. The event also marks the launch of our twentieth print issue. Entrance is free; doors at 6.30 p.m.; readings from 7.15 p.m.; music till late.

There will be readings from




A DJ set by JEN CALLEJA (Sauna Youth) will follow the readings. There will be drinks.


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Discounted subscriptions to The White Review and n+1 will be on sale, along with issues of both magazines.


CLAIRE-LOUISE BENNETT is the author of Pond, published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in 2015.
SARAH HOWE is a Hong Kong-born British poet, academic and editor. Her first collection of poems is Loop of Jade (Chatto & Windus, 2015).
MARK KROTOV is the publisher of n+1.
TOM McCARTHY’s first novel, Remainder was recently adapted for the cinema by Omer Fast; his third, C, was shortlisted for the 2010 Booker Prize, as was his fourth, Satin Island, in 2015. He is General Secretary of the International Necronautical Society (INS), a semi-fictitious avant-garde whose work has been exhibited at venues including Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Tate Britain and Moderna Museet Stockholm. A collection of his essays, Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish, was published by New York Review Books in 2017.
MATTHEW McNAUGHT lives in Southampton, where he works in mental health, and has written for n+1Immanuel, an essay about faith, doubt and radical religion, inspired in part by his experiences growing up in an evangelical Christian community in the south of England, will be published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in 2018.
FRANCESCO PACIFICO was born in Rome in 1977. He is the author of The Story of My Purity and Class and has translated Will Eisner, Dave Eggers, Henry Miller, Ray Charles, and Dana Spiotta. His work has appeared in n+1, McSweeney’s, and The White Review, among other publications.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The 2017 North American White Review Short Story Prize Party


61 Local


Join us at 61 Local when we announce the winner of our inaugural North American Short Story Prize.


The incomparable ELISSA SCHAPPELL will announce the winner at 7:30pm, followed by music, which will be provided by DJs RYAN CHAPMAN and JW McCORMACK. Also: there will be a tab behind the bar; if you want a free drink get there early.


The winning writer will be awarded $3,000, and their story will be published in the forthcoming print issue of The White Review. The shortlist was announced on April 5, and the shortlisted stories can be read here:
This year’s North American Short Story Prize is judged by Barbara Epler, Hari Kunzru, and Anna Stein.


BARBARA EPLER is the publisher of New Directions, the first US press to publish the likes of Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Roberto Bolaño, Anne Carson, W. G. Sebald, and László Krasznahorkai.


HARI KUNZRU is the author of the novels White Tears, The Impressionist, Transmission, My Revolutions, and Gods Without Men, as well as a short story collection, Noise, and a novella, Memory Palace. He was a 2008 Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow and a 2016 Fellow of the American Academy in Berlin. He lives in New York City.


ANNA STEIN is an agent at ICM. Her clients include Garth Greenwell, Ben Lerner, Maria Semple, and Hanya Yanagihara.


Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The 2017 White Review Short Story Prize Party – UK


The Horse Hospital


We announce the winner of the fifth edition of our annual short story prize for unpublished writers.


The winner will be announced at 7.30 p.m. There will be drinks before and music afterwards. There will be a tab behind the bar; if you want a free drink get there early. Entry is £2, free to subscribers.


The winning writer is awarded £2,500. Her/his story will be published in the subsequent print issue of The White Review. The shortlist was announced on 5 April and the shortlisted entries published at


This year’s prize is judged by Mitzi Angel, Jon Day and Joe Dunthorne.


Mitzi Angel is the publisher at Faber & Faber.


Jon Day is a British writer, critic and academic. He teaches English at King’s College London. His essays and reviews have appeared in the London Review of Books, n+1, the Times Literary Supplement and the Guardian. His first book, Cyclogeography, a philosophical memoir about the years he spent as a London bicycle courier, was published in 2015 to critical acclaim. He was a judge for the 2016 Man Booker Prize.


Joe Dunthorne was born and brought up in Swansea. His debut novel, Submarine, has been translated into ten languages and was made into an acclaimed film directed by Richard Ayoade. His second novel, Wild Abandon, was published in 2012. His debut poetry pamphlet was published by Faber & Faber. He lives in London.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

The White Review No. 19 Launch


Matt's Gallery


Join us at Matt’s Gallery on Thursday, 9 March to celebrate the launch of our nineteenth print issue. Readings by Alice Hattrick and Sophie Robinson will start shortly after 6.30 p.m., so be sure to get there early.


The event is free to attend. There will be drinks.


ALICE HATTRICK is a writer and producer based in London. She is currently a Contributing Editor of EROS and a co-editor of A-OR-IST.


SOPHIE ROBINSON is the author of A (Les Figues, 2009) and THE INSTITUTE OF OUR LOVE IN DISREPAIR (Bad Press, 2012). She lives in Norwich, where she is a Lecturer in Poetry at the University of East Anglia.


The new print edition is now available for pre-order via our website:


Only available in the print issue are interviews with Rosi Braidotti and Rachel Maclean; nonfiction by Jacqueline Feldman, Jill Magid and Thomas Clerc (trans. Daniel Levin Becker); fiction by Jason Schwartz; poetry from CA Conrad; artwork by Julia Dault, Rachel Maclean, David Noonan and Francis Upritchard.

To tide you over, we’ve released some content from the issue online. Read our interview with Alvaro Enrigue, Alice Hattrick’s meditation on illness and intimacy, an excerpt from Virginie Despentes’ Vernon Subutex (trans. Frank Wynne), and Sophie Robinson’s poems:


Thursday, December 8, 2016

My Life as a Work of Art: Book Party




Please join us in celebration of the recent publication of My Life as a Work of Art by White Review co-founder Ben Eastham & Katya Tylevich. Ben will give a reading; there will be drinks.


In My Life as a Work of Art Katya Tylevich and Ben Eastham offer a series of short biographies on eight great works of twenty-first century art by Martin Creed, Barry McGee, Camille Henrot, Marina Abramović, Philippe Parreno and Pierre Huyghe, Erwin Wurm, Michaël Borremans, and Gregory Crewdson. They follow these paintings, films, installations, experiences, experiments, sculptures, and performances through all the key stages of their existence so far – from the delicate quiet of the studio to the grand chaos of the art world. A funny, engaging, personal guide through the world of art today, My Life as a Work of Art takes as its starting point the only really important thing: the work of art itself.


Ben Eastham is the co-founder and editor of The White Review. As an arts journalist he has contributed to many publications, including frieze, the New York Times, the London Review of Books and Elephant. He has previously worked as an editor at the BBC.


Katya Tylevich is a writer and essayist. She is Editor-at-Large for Elephant and Contributing Editor for Mark. She contributes regularly to Domus, Pin-Up and Frame among other journals, and has contributed to books, monographs and exhibition catalogues on topics in art and architecture. With her brother Alexei, she founded Friend & Colleague, a platform for editions, fiction and special projects.