The new European Review of Poetry, Books and Culture has launched. Funded by the EU through the Versopolis initiative, this new, free online magazine focuses on the books and culture of continental Europe, and is modeled on the New York Review of Books, but with this specific and unique focus.
Some early essays include Elena Gorokhova on Joseph Brodksy, Vladimir Arsenic on murder in the age of mechanical reproduction, Maria Rus Bojan on the role of curators today, and much more, with 1-2 new articles added every weekday. There is a new version of the long-standing How To Write author interview series which ran for 2 years on The Daily Beast, with some interviews receiving hundreds of thousands of clicks. The format has now been restarted under the name The Confession Book: you can see the first two, with Hanif Kureishi and Ingrid Rowland. The editors of the new magazine welcome pitches from publishers with their big name authors to be featured.
Mondays feature long-form interviews and The Confession Book, Tuesdays feature art and culture, Wednesdays are for book reviews, Thursdays feature our rotating columnists (each writing an article a month for a 3-month period) and Fridays are for long-read essays.