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The Reader Magazine

Published quarterly since 1997, The Reader is the only magazine that offers the whole literary mix: new fiction and poetry, classic and neglected works, interviews with leading figures in the world of the arts, thought-pieces, advice for reading groups, research into reading and news from the world of books.

Recent issues have included poetry from Sean Haldane, Jean Sprackland, John Burnside and Michael Schmidt, as well as a selection of reflections on the work of Thomas Hardy and George Herbert. The magazine also features regular contributions from Ian McMillan, Brian Nellist, Enid Stubin and The Reader Organisation's Director and Founder, Jane Davis. 


“The Reader is one of the best things to thump through the letter box. . . . Full of pithy, passionate and precise things.”
- Seamus Heaney


The Reader offers great writing wherever we can find it, presenting big names and new voices side by side.


“Just what real readers need – good writing and good thinking about writing and reading.”
- A. S. Byatt

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