The Literary Review of Canada

About the Literary Review of Canada

“It is a pleasure and a privilege to write for the LRC.”
Margaret Atwood

“Our best book review journal ever by far.”
Michael Bliss

“A precious forum for serious – and seriously engaging – exchanges of ideas.”
Naomi Klein

The Literary Review of Canada Charitable Organization publishes the award-winning LRC. Published since 1991, the LRC is the country's leading forum for discussion and debate about books, culture, politics and ideas.

Guided by editor-in-chief Bronwyn Drainie, the LRC runs lively, expert reviews of Canadian books – as well as the occasional international title of particular interest to our readers – and essays by some of the country’s most thought-provoking writers. Contributors include Peter C. Newman, John Ralston Saul, Tom Flanagan, Charlotte Gray, Erna Paris, Rawi Hage, Linda Hutcheon, Joan Barfoot, Ian Hacking, Andrew Coyne, Richard Lipsey, Lawrence Hill, Jennifer Welsh and Conrad Black. The LRC is also proud to publish original Canadian poetry and illustrations in every issue.

In 2013, the Literary Review of Canada will launch a new, national institute of ideas. Through a dynamic, cross-pollinating mix of arts + ideas events, writer residencies, and public policy fellowships, the Ideas Institute will energize and strengthen the capacity of Canadian citizens across generations to tackle pressing domestic and global issues.


The LRC gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council and Ontario Media Development Corporation.



The Ontario Arts Council is an agency of the Government of Ontario.