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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Wilkerson, Emezi, Simon, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from the likes of Isabel Wilkerson, Akwaeke Emezi, our own Ed Simon, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Wilkerson, Emezi, Simon, and More appeared fi
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August Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)
August brings titles from Helen Macdonald, Zadie Smith, Raven Leilani, Ali Smith, our own Ed Simon, and a whole lot more. The post August Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) appeared first on The Millions.
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Kent Russell’s Long March
Russell's new book is sure to make readers foam all over again. Not because it’s a bad book, but because it is wildly uneven—with flashes of brilliance bogged down by half-baked analysis and muddy writing. The post Kent Russell’s Long March appeared
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Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Rising Star
The minute that I realized that I was writing for Ugandans, I didn’t have to be careful of what to say or how to write. Everything was on the table. The post Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi’s Rising Star appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Li, Bender, Smith, and More
We take a look at some notable books—including titles from Yiyun Li, Aimee Bender, and Zadie Smith—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Li, Bender, Smith, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Writers to Watch: Fall 2020
This season’s notable fiction debuts offer first-generation American perspectives on Chinese folklore and Hindu deities, richly inspired LGBTQ narratives, feminist takes on police brutality against Black women and sexism in the workplace, and more. T
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Ayad Akhtar’s Flesh and Blood
“I might be suggesting that narrative is not a very good way of knowing things,” Akhtar says. “And that part of our philosophical confusion in our crumbling republic may have to do with the fact that everyone has now become a storyteller.” The post A
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Craft Corner: The Millions Interviews Christopher Beha
Setting out to write a "big" book feels like a very male—or maybe Mailer-ite—ambition, in the worst possible way. The post Craft Corner: The Millions Interviews Christopher Beha appeared first on The Millions.
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Difficult but Essential: On Edward Ball
The kernel of the whole project is claiming white supremacy as mine and ours. The post Difficult but Essential: On Edward Ball appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Lacey, Johnson, Dickey, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from the likes of Catherine Lacey, Alaya Dawn Johnson, Colin Dickey, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Lacey, Johnson, Dickey, and More appeared fir
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Always Make it Personal: The Millions Interviews Adrian Tomine
I’ve always said that I’m constantly trying to trick myself into the mindset of when I first started making comics as a teenager. The post Always Make it Personal: The Millions Interviews Adrian Tomine appeared first on The Millions.
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Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2020 Book Preview
Wash your hands, wear your mask, keep a safe distance from others, and pick out a book. The post Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2020 Book Preview appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Kwan, Center, Iglesias, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from the likes of Kevin Kwan, Katherine Center, Legna Rodríguez Iglesias, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Kwan, Center, Iglesias, and More appeare
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Writing Sideways: Edith Wharton, the Postmodernists, and Social Satire
Familiarity may breed contempt, but in fiction it is a productive contempt The post Writing Sideways: Edith Wharton, the Postmodernists, and Social Satire appeared first on The Millions.
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The Millions Top Ten: June 2020
Now that I've finished Sharks in the Time of Saviors, I can confirm: I've thought about this book almost daily since May. Now that we're in July, I can also confirm: the virus is still here. Wear a mask. The post The Millions Top Ten: June 2020 appea
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Dissecting Desire: The Millions Interviews Sarah Gerard
Toxic relationships are hurtful, and exist on a continuum of uncaring and manipulative behavior, ranging from microaggressions to violence. It haunts us because it hurts us. The post Dissecting Desire: The Millions Interviews Sarah Gerard appeared fi
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‘Want’: Featured Fiction from Lynn Steger Strong
The novel won praise from Kirkus, which called it "wise, unflinching, and compelling," and Vulture, which hailed it as "a defining novel of our age of left-behind families." The post ‘Want’: Featured Fiction from Lynn Steger Strong appeared first on
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Nugent, Tenorio, Martin, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from the likes of Benjamin Nugent, Lysley Tenorio, and Andrew Martin—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Nugent, Tenorio, Martin, and More appeared first on Th
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Nobody’s Martyr: The Millions Interviews Shannon Reed
I do try to love all of my students, and meet them where they are, then help them move a little bit further down the road. The post Nobody’s Martyr: The Millions Interviews Shannon Reed appeared first on The Millions.
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Our Private and Public Lives: The Millions Interviews Sanaë Lemoine
I could feel myself becoming restless and wanting my narrator to grow with me, make wiser choices, but instead I had to stay in her world, refine it and dig deeper into the questions I was exploring. The post Our Private and Public Lives: The Million
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Must-Read Poetry: July 2020
Our own Nick Ripatrazone takes a look at new books of poetry from Cleopatra Mathis, Alice Oswald, Karen Solie, and Charlotte Pence. The post Must-Read Poetry: July 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Stein, Sullivan, Baker, and More
This week, we've got our eye on new titles from the likes of  Leigh Stein, J. Courtney Sullivan, and Silvia Moreno-Garcia. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Stein, Sullivan, Baker, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Telling Tales Out Of School With Jeff Hobbs
It’s weird to tell your kids that you won’t be home for Friday night dinner because you’re going to a Halloween dance at a high school in South L.A., but, you know, my kids know what I do. The post Telling Tales out of School with Jeff Hobbs appeared
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Art Imitates Life: The Millions Interviews Sam Lansky
One of my frustrations with the rhetoric of self-care, especially as it’s tied up with contemporary mysticism, is it can feel so rarefied and classist. But self-love and self-acceptance should not be solely available to people of a certain tax bracke
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The Dark Side of Daisy Johnson
There’s a very uncomfortable and slightly squirmy thing about existing as a human with other humans. I didn’t want Sisters to be a horror novel, but I wanted it to take aspects from horror The post The Dark Side of Daisy Johnson appeared first on The
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Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Doyle, Burton, and More
This week brings new titles from the likes of Roddy Doyle, Susan Burton, and Yu Miri. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Doyle, Burton, and More appeared first on The Millions.
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Please! Hold Off on That Novel Coronavirus Novel!
Many people liken quarantine to being in prison or at war, yet there are salutary rewards to be found in such solitary activities as braiding your own hair, learning to play piano, watching birds, and photographing your daughters. The post Please! Ho
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By Myself but Keeping Company with Lauren Bacall
Bacall was always in it for the love, the experience, the richness; the aliveness of the here and now, the people who animate the work. The post By Myself but Keeping Company with Lauren Bacall appeared first on The Millions.
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On Verisimilitude
My husband tells me he feels reassured by the way the book preserves the memory of his father. I never intended my novel to carry this weight, but I am glad for it now. The post On Verisimilitude appeared first on The Millions.
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Bulletproof Coffee to Bulletproof Vest: An Object Lessons Interview
The interesting thing is that you start out writing about an object, whatever it is, and you wind up thinking about people or place, relationships or personal history. The post Bulletproof Coffee to Bulletproof Vest: An Object Lessons Interview appea
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