Strong Words

Strong Words Issue 38

Strong Words was launched in 2018 by Ed Needham, the multi-award winning former editor of various magazines including Rolling Stone.  It’s for people who love books, love reading about them, and need an entertaining, useful and reliable source of suggestions as to what to read next.

Published nine times a year, it covers new fiction and non-fiction in depth, including biographies and memoirs, history, photography, graphic novels and cookbooks. There are over 100 titles in every issue. It has developed a fanatical following who can’t get enough of its witty enthusiasm and its utter refusal to admit blurb, cliché and academic jargon. Strong Words is the magazine that leaves every reader saying, “That’s the book for me.”

July 2022
Inside issue 38: 

People of the Night - memoirs and histories about people who live their life after dark - from drag queens to working men's clubs.

How to write The Bell Jar

Gold Rush novels on the Klondike anniversary.


Intriguing new novels including a new one from John Waters

Plus regular features like ridiculous book reviews the fact or fiction quiz and all the latest books you need to know about.