“What is being done at the Los Angeles Review of Books is renegade. The fish swimming upstream. A perfect example of disruptive innovation in a floundering industry.” – Forbes
“Since launching in April, the Los Angeles Review of Books has become immediately notable for both the quality of its writing, the range of its interests, and the names of its contributors.” - National Book Critics Circle Critical Mass
“To learn about LARB is like being told that 100,000 guardian angels are about to be sent to earth to protect all that is sacred, imperiled and invisible. I hope it will become a shelter, a source of unity and a rallying cry for literature in the West and far beyond. ” - Pico Iyer, bestselling author of The Open Road: The Global Journey of the Fourteenth Dalai Lama.
“One of the instant jewels of the Internet.” - The New Yorker
“A beautiful thing, then, to step into the light of the real world and learn that collaboration [between editor and writer] is not a cardinal sin. Two heads, it turns out, can actually be better than one…The goal of editing is to bring out the best in an author, and in a piece.” - James Simenc, LARB Production Officer and former intern on working and learning at LARB