All week, the Los Angeles Review of Books has been raising money to help us stay strong in 2013. We were challenged with a matching grant that would get us to $20,000. Today we reached that goal, and in fact we exceeded it, thanks to you.
We are deeply grateful to all of our sponsors, including:
Cinefile, City Lights, Green Apple, Iconoclast, Obvious State Literature-Inspired Fine Art Prints, Out of Print Clothing, Readers’ Books, Skylight Books, Sylph Editions and The Center for Writers & Translators at the American University of Paris, the incomparable Chris Ware and Word Books.
In our short time on the Web, the Los Angeles Review of Books has been a smashing success. While we’ve become the home of some of the smartest, sharpest writing on culture and the literary arts, we haven’t been so good at telling our readers how much we rely on them. Clearly, you were ready to help when we did.
Congratulations to Steven Ross from Los Angeles, who put us over our $10,000 fund drive goal and is the lucky recipient of the Cahiers series. Here’s what he had to say about why he gave to LARB:
“I am pleased to help support one of the most important new cultural ventures of the last decade. At a moment in time when newspapers have decimated their book review sections and when the few that remain tend to focus on more popular books, LARB remains an intellectual beacon covering an extraordinarily wide range of new works in dozens of fields. The reading public is grateful for all you do. Thanks!”
As a reader-supported institution, we will continue to rely on you to make LARB a permanent part of the literary landscape. Thank you to everyone for your support.