MIR is the acronym for the Birkbeck Writing Programmes annual publication The Mechanics Institute Review. An anthology of writing from new and established authors, the review aims to showcase some of the best new writing by Birkbeck students and take the temperature of the literary world by publishing new work from our favourite authors. Guest authors have included David Foster Wallace, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Richard Milward, TC Boyle, Jaime Hernandez among many others. Issue 7 is currently in production and will be published in September 2010. For further details and to order copies visit our website here.