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We announce the winner of the fifth edition of our annual short story prize for unpublished writers.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


Friday, November 18, 2016

The White Review No. 18 NYC Launch


Poets House

Please join us at Poets House (10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282) on Friday, 18 November to celebrate the US launch of our eighteenth issue with readings from three of its contributors: Dorothea Lasky, Leslie Jamison and Jen George. Readings will start shortly after 6pm, so be sure to get there early to grab a seat. As always, there will be refreshments.


Dorothea Lasky is the author of four full-length collections of poetry: Rome (Liveright/W. W. Norton), as well as Thunderbird, Black Life, and Awe. She has also written several chapbooks, including Poetry Is Not a Project (Ugly Ducking Presse, 2010). Her writing has appeared in Poetry, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, The Atlantic and Boston Review, among other places. She is a co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney’s, 2013). She is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and lives in New York City. 


Leslie Jamison is the author of a novel, The Gin Closet, and a collection of essays, The Empathy Exams. Her work has appeared in Harper’s, Oxford American, A Public Space, Virginia Quarterly Review and The Believer. She is a columnist for The New York Times Book Review, and an Assistant Professor at Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.


Jen George was born in Thousand Oaks, California. She lives and works in New York City. Her first book, The Babysitter at Rest, was published by Dorothy, a publishing project in October.


This event was made possible through Poets House’s Literary Partners Program.


The White Review No. 18 is available to buy here.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The White Review at Burley Fisher Books


Burley Fisher Books


The White Review appears at Burley Fisher Books in Dalston for an evening of readings by Rosanna Mclaughlin, Sophie Seita and Evan Harris. Doors at 6.30, readings from 7 p.m. £3 entry, includes a drink.


Evan Harris writes essays, fiction and poetry. He is working on a novel about discontinuous identity and Emma Watson, and a memoir of forms and evaluations. His essay ‘Basic Needs’ appeared in The White Review No. 16.


Rosanna Mclaughlin is a writer and curator based in London. She has written for frieze and BOMB Magazine. Her essay on Frieze Art Fair appears in The White Review No. 18.


Sophie Seita is a poet, playwright, translator, and scholar, who has performed and presented her work in the US, UK, Ireland, and Germany. Her published works include Meat (Houston, TX: Little Red Leaves, 2015), Fantasias in Counting (Buffalo, NY: BlazeVOX, 2014), 12 Steps (Cambridge: Wide Range, 2012), and i mean i dislike that fate that i was made to where, a translation of the German poet Uljana Wolf (New York: Wonder, 2015). An edited reprint of the little magazine The Blind Man (Brooklyn: Ugly Duckling Presse, 2017) is forthcoming. She is currently developing a series of unfaithful rewritings of Enlightenment tragedies, titled My Little Enlightenment Plays. The first piece – Don Carlos, or, Royal Jelly – was recently performed at Company Gallery in New York and long-listed for the Leslie Scalapino Award. She has received fellowships and awards from Yale, Princeton, Buffalo, Cambridge, Columbia, Queen Mary University of London, NYU, DAAD, and Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, among others, for her academic work, and is the recipient of a PEN/Heim Award (2015) for her forthcoming translation of Subsisters: Selected Poems by Uljana Wolf (Brooklyn: Belladonna, 2017). She is a Junior Research Fellow in English Literature at Queens’ College, University of Cambridge. Her poems appeared in The White Review No. 16.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The White Review in Liverpool


Kabinett Wine Bar, Liverpool


Please join us in Liverpool on 1 November for an evening of readings by NED BEAUMAN and LAUREN ELKIN, hosted in conjunction with the University of Liverpool’s Centre for New and International Writing.


The event is FREE but spaces are limited so please register here:


The event takes place at Kabinett Wine Bar, Myrtle Street, from 6 p.m.


NED BEAUMAN has written three novels and was included in Granta’s 2013 list of 20 best young writers. His first novel, Boxer, Beetle, was shortlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, The Teleportation Accident was longlisted for the Booker Prize.


LAUREN ELKIN’s latest book, Flaneuse: Women Walk the City is a cultural history of women writers and artists who have found personal freedom as well as inspiration by engaging with cities on foot, and includes chapters on Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Sophie Calle, and Agnès Varda, among others. It was Book of the Week on BBC Radio 4.


Saturday, October 8, 2016

The White Review at Frieze London


Frieze London (Reading Room)


Please join us for readings by SOPHIE MACKINTOSH and ROWAN HISAYO BUCHANAN at Frieze London at 5.30 p.m on Saturday 8 October. The new issue will be available to purchase at the event, and throughout the weekend at Frieze London.


ROWAN HISAYO BUCHANAN is a Japanese-British-Chinese-American writer. Her writing has appeared in NPR’s Selected Shorts, TriQuarterly, the Tin House Open Bar and the Indiana Review; she is a 2015 Margins Fellow at the Asian American Writers Workshop. Her debut novel, Harmless Like You, is published by Sceptre.


SOPHIE MACKINTOSH is a poet and short story writer based in London. She is currently working on a novel about an all-female community living on an oil rig at the end of the world. Her story ‘Grace’ won the 2016 White Review Short Story Prize (published in The White Review No. 17).


To RSVP or enquire further, please email or see here for further details.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

The White Review at CAST, Cornwall


Cornubian Arts & Science Trust (CAST)


The White Review is pleased to present an evening of discussions and readings at the Cornubian Arts & Science Trust (CAST) in Helston, Cornwall on Saturday 10 September from 6.30 to 8 p.m.


Under the theme ‘The Country and the City’, the evening will include readings by poet RACHAEL ALLEN, novelist NED BEAUMAN, and critic and fiction writer PATRICK LANGLEY.


Admission is FREE and all are welcome. The event will be followed by CAST Café supper, which is available to book at £10 per head (text 07814101551 or email dominic.r.bailey[at]


RACHAEL ALLEN’s first pamphlet is Faber New Poets 9. She is the poetry editor for Granta, co-editor at the poetry press Clinic and of online journal Tender. She is studying towards a PhD at Hull University.


NED BEAUMAN’s debut novel, Boxer, Beetle, won the Writers’ Guild Award for Best Fiction Book and the Goldberg Prize for Outstanding Debut Fiction. His second novel, The Teleportation Accident, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Encore Award and a Somerset Maugham Award. His third novel, Glow, was published in 2014. He has been chosen by the Culture Show as one of the twelve best new British novelists and by Granta as one of the 20 best British novelists under 40. His work has been translated into more than ten languages.


PATRICK LANGLEY writes for frieze, art-agenda, Art Review, Rhizome and other publications. He is a contributing editor at The White Review. He is currently finishing his debut novel, an early draft of which was a finalist for the inaugural Deborah Rodgers Award.


The Cornubian Arts & Science Trust is an educational charity, inaugurated in 2012 and operating in Cornwall. Based in Helston, in the former School of Science and Art given to the town by John Passmore Edwards, CAST works with artists, curators, writers and specialists from other fields, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally, to develop professional expertise and exchange, to present examples of outstanding creative practice, and to create opportunities for audiences of all ages to experience groundbreaking cultural activity.



Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The White Review No. 17 US Launch


McNally Jackson Books


The White Review returns to McNally Jackson Books in Manhattan on Wednesday, 24 August for the US launch of our seventeenth issue. Join us for drinks and readings from Lynne Tillman and Alexandra Kleeman.


McNally Jackson Books

52 Prince St

New York, NY 10012

7pm – 9pm


Lynne Tillman writes novels, short stories, and essays. Her novels include No Lease On Life, Finalist for a National Book Critics Circle Award (1998), and American Genius, A Comedy (2006), which The Millions cited as ‘one of the best books of the millennium so far’. Her last story collection is Someday This Will Be Funny (2011), and a new one The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories will be published by Semiotext(e) in fall 2016. Tillman’s second book of essays What Would Lynne Tillman Do? was a Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism (2014). She writes a bi-monthly column for Frieze art magazine, received a Guggenheim Fellowship (2006), and a Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation grant for arts writing in 2014. Her sixth novel, Men and Apparitions, will appear in 2017.

Alexandra Kleeman is a writer based in New York. Her debut novel You Too Can Have a Body Like Mine was published by Harper in 2015 and she is the winner of the 2016 Bard Fiction Prize. Her fiction has been published in The Paris Review, Zoetrope: All-Story, Conjunctions, Guernica, and Gulf Coast, among others. Non-fiction essays and reportage have appeared in Harper’s, Tin House, n+1, and the Guardian. Her work has received scholarships and grants from Bread Loaf, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Santa Fe Institute, and ArtFarm Nebraska. A collection of short stories, Intimations, is forthcoming by Harper in September.