Revisionism is the theory or practice of revising one's attitude to a previously accepted situation or point of view. With The Revisionist, its editor, Lilian Pizzichini wants to form a bridge for people outside the literary establishment with those within.

In Reviews, the reader will find books that challenge and inquire. Reviewers are drawn from communities of activists, writers and journalists. There will be interviews with and articles by authors, artists and publishers who deserve a second look; histories that haven't been heard, outsiders and rebels, anyone who takes us behind the scenes of what's happening on the world stage. Articles address ways of looking and speaking directly to the reader. 

drif field's Field Guide to Charity Book Shops presents the browser with ethical choices in the recycling of lost and found books. drif field is a legendary book dealer long believed dead (see his wikipedia page wikipedia.org/wiki/Driff_Field). But he can be found on eBay. You just have to know where to look.

Lilian is the author of Dead Men's Wages: the Secrets of a London Conman and his Family (winner of 2002 Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction). Dead Men's Wages was published by Picador. In 2009 Bloomsbury published The Blue Hour: A Portrait of Jean Rhys (BBC Radio Four Book of the Week), in the UK. Norton published in the US where it was shortlisted for the Marfield National Arts Award. Her most recent book was Music Night at the Apollo: A Memoir of Drifting (Bloomsbury, 2014), a Spectator Book of the Year. 

She reviews for national newspapers, and has taught Creative Writing in universities, and been Writer-in-Residence in prisons.

 

CONTRIBUTORS

Iqbal Ahmed is the author of Sorrows of the Moon (London: Constable, 2004), Empire of the Mind (London: Constable, 2006) and Beatrice's Last Smile (London: Coldstream, 2017). 


Simon Beesley is the co-author of Hamlyn History of 20th Century Literature (London, 2001) and is currently working on An Introduction to Political Scepticism.


Nicholas Blincoe is a novelist, playwright and screenwriter and is currently a critic and leader writer for the Daily Telegraph.


Dr Arabella Byrne holds a PhD in French Literature from the University of Pennsylvania. She is writing a novel based on the First World War diaries of Jacques Rivière. 


Laura Del Rivo is the author of The Furnished Room. London: Five Leaves Publications, 2011. The Furnished Room was first published in 1961, and made into a film in 1963. W11 was directed by Michael Winner and starred Alfred Lynch and Diana Dors.


drif field describes himself as "an antiquated book dealer and waste paper merchant".


Andrew Gibson was Research Professor of Modern Literature and Theory at Royal Holloway, University of London, where he still teaches part-time. He is Visiting Professor at the J.M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice at the University of Adelaide, and a member of the Conseil scientifique of the Collège international de philosophie in Paris. In 2008 he was Carole and Gordon Segal Professor of Irish Literature at Northwestern University in Chicago. His many books include Modernity and the Political Fix (Bloomsbury, forthcoming in 2018), Misanthropy: The Critique of Humanity (Bloomsbury, 2017), The Strong Spirit: History, Politics and Aesthetics in the Writings of James Joyce 1898-1915 (Oxford University Press, 2012), Intermittency: The Concept of Historical Reason in Recent French Philosophy (Edinburgh University Press, 2012) and Samuel Beckett: A Critical Life (University of Chicago Press/Reaktion Books, 2010). He has also written six works of fiction for children, published by Faber & Faber.


Jonathon Green is the world's leading lexicographer of anglophone slang.


Fiona Harrington is a member of the Real Democracy Movement.


Andrew Humphries is the editor of Paradise Road, publisher of London books.


Corinna Lotz is a member of the Real Democracy Movement and reviews for Apollo and Galleries magazines.


James Morton was a solicitor for twenty-five years. He then worked as editor of Law Journal and Criminal Lawyer. He is now a full-time crime historian and author of the bestselling Gangland series.


Long Shot is a Turf Accountant.


Edward Winters taught aesthetics at University of Westminster, West Dean College and University of Kent. His book, Aesthetics and Architecture, is published by Continuum (London, 2007).