Edited for many years by veteran journalist Auberon Waugh, it is now under the editorship of Nancy Sladek, and reviews a wide range of published books, including fiction, history and politics. Contributors include Nicky Haslam.
Britain's principal literary monthly, the magazine is also famous for its annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award.
Its offices are on Lexington Street in Soho.
Circulation is 44,750.