Awards $25,000 Grant to LARB

Los Angeles Review of Books, created by UC Riverside professor Tom Lutz, will debut new website April 18.

Tom Lutz

Tom Lutz

Los Angeles Review of Books

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — has given a $25,000 grant to the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) in support of its mission to revive and reinvent the literary and cultural arts review for a new generation. The money will be used to help launch the new, complete LARB website — — on April 18, and to pay its prestigious roster of contributing editors, columnists and writers from Los Angeles and nationwide.

“We’re thrilled to be receiving this generous grant from,” said Tom Lutz, the founding editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Review of Books and professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside.  “Corporate underwriting grants like these are crucial to helping us realize our vision, as has been the support of the College of Humanities, Arts , and Social Sciences at UCR.   The transition from print to digital has had dire consequences for writers, and we want to reverse the trend in which professionals write for free on the Internet.  To do that we require this kind of institutional and philanthropic  support.”

The grant is part of Amazon’s “Supporting the Writing Community” financial awards program.

LARB launched a preview site in early 2011.

The publication is a nonprofit, reader-supported online magazine that depends on public support and donations (through the LARB Fund at the UCR Foundation), online advertising, and click-through sales of books and other products.

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