Spice, Nicholas

Nicholas Spice

Elected: 2019

Nicholas Spice has been publisher of the London Review of Books since shortly after it began. It started as an insert in The New York Review of Books in 1979 and has grown independently to become the largest-selling literary publication in Europe, with one of the busiest literary websites anywhere in the world, for the exchange and discussion of the contemporary English essay and modern reportage.

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