The Los Angeles Review of Books

TaglineA book review section for a post-print age
Year Founded2011
Type or CoverageArts & Culture
Type or CoverageOther
CityLos Angeles
Business TypeNon-profit
Revenue SourcesLocal Ads
Revenue SourcesNational Ads
Revenue SourcesDonations
Revenue SourcesGrants
Revenue SourcesMerchandise
Revenue SourcesSponsorships
Revenue SourcesSyndicated Content
Revenue SourcesTransactions
Institutional SupportUniversity
Institutional SupportOther Foundation
Staff Size (Business)1
Staff Size (Editorial)2-5
Active Volunteers11-30
AffiliationsUniversity of California Riverside’s College of Humanities Arts and Social Sciences; Rosenthal Family Foundation Benenson Foundation Make Tomorrow Today Foundation.
Mappin LocationLos Angeles - California
Principal StaffTom Lutz
Principal StaffEvan Kindley
Principal StaffJulie Cline
Principal StaffMatthew Specktor
DescriptionTom Lutz nonfiction author and creative writing professor offers a startling statistic about the book business on his new website: “twenty times as many titles are published each year than were in 1980 and we have one twentieth of the serious book reviews.” The Los Angeles Review of Books an online magazine launched by Lutz in April 2011 is his attempt to pick up some of the slack. Lutz runs the site when he’s not teaching classes at UC Riverside—he refers to his current lifestyle as “the year of no sleep”—assisted by a relatively large group of part-time editors (both paid and volunteer). LARB has also attracted an impressive list of 250 contributing editors who are given first pick at the essay assignments: from popular authors like Chris Abani to specialists like biologist Marlene Zuk.
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