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Bookforum

Bookforum
Bookforum cover April/May 2010
EditorMichael Miller
Former editors
  • Eric Banks
  • (Editor)[1]
  • Chris Lehmann
  • (Co-Editor)
  • Maggie Foucault
  • (Associate Editor)
  • Alfredo Perez
  • (Bookforum.com Editor)
CategoriesLiterature, culture
FrequencyQuarterly
Circulation60,000[when?]
PublisherBhaskar Sunkara
Founded1994; 30 years ago (1994)
Company1865 Publications LLC
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City, New York
LanguageEnglish
Websitebookforum.com
ISSN1098-3376
OCLC757565508

Bookforum is an American book review magazine devoted to books and the discussion of literature. After announcing that it would cease publication in December 2022,[2][3][4][5] it reported its relaunch under the direction of The Nation magazine six months later.[6]

History

Based in New York City, New York, the magazine was launched in 1994 as a literary supplement to Artforum. Originally published biannually, it became a quarterly in 1998, and since 2005, Bookforum has published five times a year in February, April, June, September, and December.

Describing the magazine to The Village Voice in 2003, former editor (2003–2008) Eric Banks said that the magazine targets a demographic "like the New York Review's but much younger. I think there is an audience of intellectual readers between 25 and 40 out there – the kind of person who buys The New Republic, The Nation, and The New York Review of Books, but doesn't have an allegiance to a particular publication."[7]

In addition to publishing book reviews, essays and current-events columns, the magazine regularly features interviews with authors, including:

In 2009, the magazine's website was redesigned to include a nationwide literary-events calendar, internet exclusive book reviews, two blogs — Paper Trail and Omnivore — and a section called Syllabi, which features reading lists written by authors and critics.[8]

On December 12, 2022, Bookforum announced that it would cease publication following the purchase of its companion magazine Artforum by Penske Media Corporation (PMC) earlier that month.[2][3][4][5] In June 2023, it announced it would return in August 2023 through a partnership with The Nation.[6]

Notable contributors

See also

References

  1. ^ "Eric Banks – New York Institute for the Humanities". New York Institute for the Humanities. Retrieved December 12, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Stewart |, Sophia (December 12, 2022). "'Bookforum' to Cease Publication". Publishers Weekly. Retrieved December 12, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Bansinath, Bindu (December 22, 2022). "Bookforum Was a Good Magazine". Vulture. Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Dwyer, Kate; Harris, Elizabeth A. (December 22, 2022). "Bookforum Is Closing, Leaving Ever Fewer Publications Devoted to Books". The New York Times. Retrieved December 22, 2022.
  5. ^ a b Chayka, Kyle (December 19, 2022). "Bookforum and a Bleak Year for Literary Magazines". The New York Times. Retrieved December 19, 2022.
  6. ^ a b Dwyer, Kate (June 22, 2023). "Bookforum Is Returning, Months After Its Closure Was Mourned in the Literary World". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved June 22, 2023.
  7. ^ Cotts, Cynthia (July 1, 2003). "Banks Knows His Books – Quarterly Gets New Editor and Makeover". The Village Voice. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
  8. ^ Murg, Stephanie (January 20, 2009). "Bookforum Launches New Website" Archived July 27, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. UnBeige (blog of Media Bistro. Retrieved January 3, 2013.
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