The Happy Reader is a unique reading magazine for anyone wishing to stay inspired, informed and for those who want to entertain themselves by spending time in the company of a good read.
Born from the collaboration between Penguin Book and Fantastic Man, the magazine celebrates the pure pleasure of reading and the relaxing luxury of being offline.
Each issue is divided into two parts: in the first there is a long and in-depth interview with a book fanatic, in the second there are literary works and a book is suggested for each season.
Size: 17.5 x 24.5 cm
Number of pages: 68
Cover story: This issue's interview offers an illuminating journey into the mind of one of the most influential artists at work today, legendary artist MARK LECKEY photographed by Mark Peckmezian. A portrait of the artist emerges as a hungry consumer of horror books, political books, small fragments of poetry.
The book of the season is MIDDLEMARCH: A STUDY OF PROVINCIAL LIFE by Mary Ann Evans who, for reasons of social sexism, wrote under the pseudonym of George Eliot. This sprawling English novel tends to be accompanied by phrases like "but it's that long" by those who haven't read it and "the best novel in the English language" by those who have.
Contributors include: Rebecca Mead, Rob Palk, Jean Hannah Edelstein, Deborah Friedell, Jordana Brewster, Yelena Moskovich, and Tara Isabella Burton.