New York’s Times Book Review is launching its first print edition, with a digital-only version that will hit shelves next week.
New York Book Review Editor in Chief Jessica Wertheim tells Newsweek that the goal is to capture the diversity of the city that’s home to “a lot of writers, artists, writers’ communities, and people of color.”
The new book, called The New York City Book Review, will feature essays by local authors and feature an excerpt from one of the first stories to come out of the book’s inaugural issue, “What Happens to You When Your Name Is Michael?”
The first issue, which is published on April 10, will include an essay by novelist and writer Michael Moore on his own life as a gay man, as well as a profile of New York-based writer and activist Amy Poehler.
The magazine is also adding a chapter on the history of the LGBT community in New York, and the publication will also feature interviews with several notable LGBT people in the city.
The New Yorker published the first volume of its new book in 2013.
Wertheim says the new edition will also have more coverage of women writers, including an essay about “a woman’s story” and the debut of a collection of short stories by three female writers: Yvette Nicole Brown, Emily Lakdawalla, and Lauren Southern.
The Times Book Book Review will also debut a new digital edition that will have more of an online feel.
It will be available on the new digital version on April 12, and will be priced at $3.99 per issue.
Wertheimer says the digital edition will cover “a wide range of topics, including topics like the intersection of race, class, gender, sexuality, religion, politics, disability, and more.”
She says it will also include more essays by women writers.
The first volume was published in 2013, and has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.