The Reading Room is proud to offer readers the best fiction, essays, smart argument, art portfolios and poetry of the moment. Little magazines have always provided the intelligent literary glue for society, and are needed today more than ever. RR brings you strong individual voices from the US and around the world. The twice-a-year literary journal in book form was created in 2000 by Barbara Probst Solomon, the publisher and editor-in-chief, with the support of the founding Board including Saul Bellow, Stanley Crouch, Juan Goytisolo, Donald L. Maggin, Norman Mailer, Daphne Merkin and Larry Rivers. The Reading Room has showcased an amazing mix of new and well-established writers (including two Nobel Laureates: Bellow and Saramago) with international reputations. We have also brought to the attention of an American public translations of writers from all parts of the globe: Austria, France, India, Israel, Kenya, Latin America, Morocco, Portugal, Slovenia and Spain. Our poets include Kenneth Koch, James Purdy, Robert Bly and Tomaz Salamun. The Reading Room is published by Great Marsh Press, which is a sponsored organization of The New York Foundation of the Arts and a member of the Council of Literary Magazines and Presses.