The Happy Reader #17
170 x 245 mm, 68 pages
Editor-in-chief: Seb Emina
Editorial directors: Jop van Bennekom and Gert Jonkers
Managing editor: Maria Bedford
Art director: Tom Etherington
A collaboration between Penguin Books and Fantastic Man, describing itself as a ‘Bookish magazine’. On the cover of this issue it's London-based artist Mark Leckey in conversation with Hari Kunzru: 'The artist as a ravenous consumer of horror books, political books, small fragments of poetry... This issue's cover interview offers an illuminating journey into the mind of one of the most influential artists at work today.'
The novel this edition focuses on is Middlemarch by Mary Ann Evans, 'who, for reasons of societal sexism, wrote under the pen name George Eliot.'