There are, happily, a huge number of literary links on the web, many of which are very much worth your time and attention. (Thanks to the Complete Review for bringing our attention to many of these, particularly some of the French resources.)

If you know of any literary links that we have not included here and you think should be on our list, please let us know by emailing us at

  • African Review of Books
  • Barcelona Review
  • Bookforum
  • Center for Book Culture
  • Crime Time
  • The Complete Review
  • Guernica
  • In Writing
  • Jacket Magazine
  • Latin American Review of Books
  • The Modern World
  • The Paris Review
  • Pegasos
  • PN Review
  • The Reader
  • Scottish Poetry Library
  • Slightly Foxed
  • The Threepenny Review
  • Words Without Borders
  • World Literature Today
  • 3am Magazine

French resources
  • Bon a Tirer
  • Critiques Libres
  • Ecrits-vains
  • Lire

Literary Societies

Literary societies are, often, a very peculiar manifestation of reader devotion, but some do provide useful information on their respective authors. And whilst most societies' publications tend to the hagiographical they can still contain much useful information. Those societies run by academics to pool knowledge about their chosen writer, whilst often marred by the exclusionary language so regularly employed by intellectuals, can still provide the general reader with much that is useful and insightful. Here is a small number of links to predominantly UK literary society sites (a lot of these links came via information provided on the useful Alliance of Literary Societies website).

If you know of any literary socities that we have not included here and you think should be on our list, please let us know by emailing us at

  • Jane Austen Society
  • The Francis Bacon Research Trust
  • Saul Bellow Society
  • Internationale Walter Benjamin Gesellschaft
  • (William) Blake Society
  • Bronte Society
  • Browning Society
  • Byron Society
  • Cervantes Society of America
  • John Clare Society
  • The Friends of (Samuel Taylor) Coleridge
  • Joseph Conrad Society
  • Dickens Fellowship
  • International Dostoevsky Society
  • Société Marguerite Duras
  • Gaskell Society
  • English Goethe Society
  • Robert Graves Trust
  • Graham Greene Birthplace Trust
  • Thomas Hardy Association (USA)
  • Thomas Hardy Society
  • International James Joyce Foundation
  • James Joyce Society (USA)
  • Iris Murdoch Society
  • International Vladimir Nabokov Society
  • Friedrich Nietzsche Society
  • Sylvia Plath Forum
  • Edgar Allen Poe Society of Baltimore
  • Bram Stoker's Dracula Organisation
  • Swedenborg Society - dedicated to publishing the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg, 18th century philosopher, mystic and theologian
  • Thoreau Society
  • Trollope Society
  • Trollope Society Short Story Competition
  • Trollope Society (USA)
  • International Virginia Woolf Society
  • The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain
  • The Wordsworth Trust

Many, many authors have their own author sites. This is just a tiny handful. If you know of any author sites that we have not included here and you think should be on our list, please let us know by emailing us at

Author sites and web-resources
  • Martin Amis
  • JG Ballard (a website)
  • AS Byatt homepage
  • G. K. Chesterton
  • Official weblog of Naom Chomsky
  • Dennis Cooper
  • Douglas Coupland
  • Shaun Hutson
  • Gabriel Josipovici
  • Tim Krabbe
  • Andrea Levy
  • Cormac Mccarthy
  • Marge Piercy homepage
  • Marcus Rediker
  • Official website of Kurt Vonnegut
  • Official website of Jeanette Winterson
  • Banana Yoshimoto
-- Mark Thwaite (04/08/2005)

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