One Hero died defiled, but [Bookforum does] live! It was announced today in concert with Artforum that The Nation would relaunch shuttered institution Bookforum this August with a triumphant Summer 2023 issue (you can subscribe here).
Per The Nation’s press release:
As of June 2023, The Nation will acquire Bookforum’s archives and intellectual property and will resume its publication with the magazine’s full existing editorial team.
The publication will be overseen by Nation president Bhaskar Sunkara and editorial director and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel, and will offer criticism in addition to the Books and the Arts section found at the back of The Nation magazine.
WE ARE BACK!https://t.co/H1AoSFrdDS
— David O'Neill (@oneill_books) June 22, 2023
Bookforum was shut down in December 2022 shortly after Penske Media Group acquired sister publication Artforum, but—alas—not Bookforum. We’ve been doing what we can to carry the heavy mantle of criticism since, but can’t go it alone! We welcome Bookforum back to the fold.