The White Review

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The White Review
Issue 8
Categories literature and the visual arts
Founder Benjamin Eastham, Jacques Testard
First issue February 2011
Based in London

The White Review is a London-based magazine on literature and the visual arts. It is published in print and online.


The White Review was founded by editors Benjamin Eastham and Jacques Testard, and released its first issue in print in February 2011. The quarterly print edition, designed by Ray O'Meara, carries poetry, short fiction, essays and interviews alongside photography and art.

The website of The White Review is updated with new web-only content at the beginning of each month. The website, like the print edition, carries essays, interviews, poetry and fiction. Notable online-only features have included Lars Iyer's essay Nude in your hot tub, facing the abyss (A literary manifesto after the end of Literature and Manifestos).

In an interview with Creative Review, the editors stated that The White Review was intended as "a space for a new generation to express itself unconstrained by form, subject or genre".[1] Talking to US-based magazine Bookforum, they explained that they were inspired to establish a British-based equivalent to publications including n+1, Guernica, Cabinet, the Paris Review and Bomb,[2] while an early interview with It's Nice That quoted them as saying that the magazine would endeavour to "stay close to new writing and emerging art".[3]


Each issue of the journal includes long-form interviews with writers and artists. Notable interview subjects have included Elmgreen and Dragset, Michael Hardt, Tom McCarthy, Paula Rego, André Schiffrin, Will Self, Marina Warner, Chris Kraus, Sophie Calle, Deborah Levy, and Richard Wentworth. The website has also carried interviews with David Graeber, Jonathan Safran Foer, DBC Pierre, Cornelia Parker, Wayne Koestenbaum, and others.


Notable contributors have included Ned Beauman, Joshua Cohen, Chris Kraus, Nicola Barker, China Mieville, Adam Thirlwell and Laszlo Krasznahorkai.


  1. ^ Sinclair, Mark. "The White Review". Creative Review. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 
  2. ^ "bookforum talks to the white review - / interviews". 2012-04-10. Retrieved 2012-06-26. 
  3. ^ "It's Nice That : The White Review No.2". Retrieved 2012-06-26. 

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