about the CLR

“The best as well as the best printed literary magazine going.”—Jeremy Noel-Tod, University of East Anglia

“Then suddenly, there I was, reading the new edition of the excellent Cambridge Literary Review, enjoying poetry from Genoa and very much enjoying Eight Poems from the Nicaraguan by Nicholas Moore (enough of a selection to give you a general idea of the CLR)”—Peter Stothard, editor of the Times Literary Supplement

“This is my kind of production: essays on Hume and Hegel rubbing shoulders with poems by Stephen Rodefer, Andrea Brady, Drew Milne, and other luminaries of experimental British poetry.”—Robert Archambeau, Lake Forest College

The Cambridge Literary Review is a triannual (termly) print magazine of poetry, short fiction and criticism. It is edited by Lydia Wilson and Rosie Šnajdr.


Lydia Wilson is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for the Resolution of Intractable Conflict (Oxford), visiting scholar at City University New York, and research fellow and field director at Artis International. Conflict Resolution came after a PhD on mediaeval Arabic philosophy (Cambridge, History and Philosophy of Science) and a postdoc in scientific heritage. She writes for the TLS, Rain Taxi, Nautilus and others on all these subjects and also children’s literature (hence the theme of the most recent issue).

Rosie Šnajdr is a writer of experimental prose fiction and a scholar of early twentieth century literature. She was awarded the University of Cambridge, T.R. Henn Prize for Creative Writing for her short story ‘Dislocation’ in 2003 and, since that time, her work has been published and performed narrowly. She is currently completing a PhD about writing that was published in London during 1914.

Boris Jardine, founding editor, is a curator at the Science Museum, London, and historian of interwar British culture. He is on Twitter and writes about books at Octavo Blog. His poetry has been published in various magazines, including The Modern Review, halfcircle, HOLLY WHITE, Great Works and Diagram.