The Millions13 min de lecturePolitics
‘Between Everything and Nothing’: Featured Nonfiction from Joe Meno
Once he was dressed, the officers bound him in chains, handcuffing his wrists to his waist and putting manacles on his ankles. It was worse than he had imagined. It took three officers to lead Razak into the modest county hospital. Two of the officer
The Millions5 min de lecture
Helen Macdonald Gets Political
Some of the more political aspects of Vesper Flights, some of the ways in which I try to talk about class, about privilege, about climate change—I think I would have been too scared to have done that a few years ago. The post Helen Macdonald Gets Pol
The Millions8 min de lecture
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Bennett, Bertino, and More
Here’s a quick look at new titles from the likes of Brit Bennett, Wayétu Moore, Alexandra Petri, and Marie-Helene Bertino that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Bennett, Bertino, and More appeared first on The Milli
The Millions7 min de lecture
June Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)
For June, we take a look at new books from Brit Bennett, Megha Majumdar, Emily Temple, Joe Meno, and Alexandra Petri—just to name a few. The post June Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions3 min de lecture
I Didn’t Have a Plan: The Millions Interviews Nick Flynn
My approach to memoir writing demands a different schedule. It may be more organized. I take notes, I write in condensed bursts. I do that with poetry also, but the process is more alchemic. It’s uncontainable. It’s fluid, I can drift in another real
The Millions3 min de lecture
And the Winners of the 2020 Best Translated Book Awards Are…
The prized for this year's BTBA—announced in a livestreaming event earlier this evening—were given to Daša Drndić’s EEG and Etel Adnan’s Time. The post And the Winners of the 2020 Best Translated Book Awards Are… appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions1 min de lecture
Panel Mania: ‘Weathering with You’
Acclaimed director Makoto Shinkai not only directed the Weathering with You anime released in 2019—he also wrote the novelization published in the U.S. and the forthcoming manga adaptation. The post Panel Mania: ‘Weathering with You’ appeared first o
The Millions8 min de lecture
Craft Corner: The Millions Interviews Samanta Schweblin
All writers have something of the voyeur about us. We want to look at others in order to understand ourselves. The post Craft Corner: The Millions Interviews Samanta Schweblin appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions5 min de lecture
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Coetzee, Masad, Jollett, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from the likes of J.M. Coetzee, Ilana Masad, Mikel Jollett, and more—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Coetzee, Masad, Jollett, and More appeared first on Th
The Millions8 min de lecture
A Nightingale in the Lion’s Den
Genç wanted his nonfiction to read like fiction. If that is the litmus test, The Lion and the Nightingale earns its keep. The post A Nightingale in the Lion’s Den appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions8 min de lecture
When I Mean I
Maybe you object. Maybe, for example, the whole idea of a self seems like a dangerous and unstable fiction to you. Or maybe you think that the very act of writing distorts the self by forcing it into and through generic and linguistic conventions inc
The Millions11 min de lectureScience
Creating Wider, Deeper, Better Realities: The Millions Interviews Patrick Madden
I came to the conclusion that what I loved more than anything, and what I wanted to do for the rest of my life, was to think. Period. The post Creating Wider, Deeper, Better Realities: The Millions Interviews Patrick Madden appeared first on The Mill
The Millions4 min de lecture
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Khakpour, Sittenfeld, Zambreno, and More
A quick look at new titles from Porochista Khakpour, Curtis Sittenfeld, Kate Zambreno, Stephanie Danler, and Benjamin Taylor. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Khakpour, Sittenfeld, Zambreno, and More appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions5 min de lecture
Finding Meaning in Death with Akwaeke Emezi
The world is always ending somewhere. It just depends on whether it falls in your line of vision or not. The post Finding Meaning in Death with Akwaeke Emezi appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions9 min de lecturePsychology
To Be Free of Time: The Millions Interviews Samantha Harvey
Without sleep there’s no shock absorbency for the body or mind; nothing is felt mildly or gently. The post To Be Free of Time: The Millions Interviews Samantha Harvey appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions5 min de lecture
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Ford, Millet, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—Hello, Richard Ford and Lydia Millet!—publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Ford, Millet, and More appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions5 min de lecture
‘A Children’s Bible’: Featured Fiction from Lydia Millet
"My phone had ceased to interest me since the news started repeating, bringing a wash of grimness whenever I looked. I solved the problem by ignoring it." The post ‘A Children’s Bible’: Featured Fiction from Lydia Millet appeared first on The Million
The Millions2 min de lecture
Best Translated Book Awards Names 2020 Finalists
The BTBA today named 15 finalists for its fiction and poetry prizes. The post Best Translated Book Awards Names 2020 Finalists appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions2 min de lecture
The Millions Top Ten: April 2020
The facts are irrefutable: Millions readers love Millions staffers who write books with "Hotel" in their titles. The post The Millions Top Ten: April 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions10 min de lecture
A Surreal and Outrageous World: Jessica Anthony in Conversation with Joshua Ferris
Enter the virus, exit any plans you had for, oh, like, the next six months. Exit intimacy. Exit the toilet paper and watch your lazy, spray-tanned president assure the People that everything is going to be okay... The post A Surreal and Outrageous Wo
The Millions10 min de lecture
A Process Not Without Casualty: Amity Gaige in Conversation with Susan Choi
The form of the book was what excited me most. I liked writing in bits. I wrote the bits blind, hoping that they would stand in some thematic and narrative relationship. I have moved away from writing extensive fictional exposition. I believe less an
The Millions6 min de lecture
Must-Read Poetry: May 2020
Our own Nick Ripatrazone takes a look a new poetry from John Freeman, Rosanna Warren, Juditha Dowd and Kiki Petrosino—plus an anthology edited Leah Silvieus and Lee Herrick. The post Must-Read Poetry: May 2020 appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions6 min de lecture
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring McBride, Beha, Straub, and More
This week brings new titles from the likes of Eimear McBride, Samanta Schweblin, Chris Beha, and Emma Straub. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring McBride, Beha, Straub, and More appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions8 min de lecture
May Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)
May brings continued social distancing and new books by Lydia Millet, Richard Ford, Tracy O’Neill, J.M. Coetzee, Kate Zambreno, Ilana Masad, and Emma Straub. The post May Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) appeared first on The Milli
The Millions8 min de lecture
Adulting in Motion: The Millions Interviews Emma Straub
I was working to better understand women in my mother's generation—maybe mothers in all generations—mothers who are further down the road than I am. The post Adulting in Motion: The Millions Interviews Emma Straub appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions18 min de lecture
On Isolation and Literature
Isolation is not a medium for literature, nor is it a method of creating literature; it is the very substance of literature itself. The post On Isolation and Literature appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions7 min de lectureSociety
The Mystery of the Other and Preoccupation with the Self: On Meng Jin’s ‘Little Gods’
When one says, “Oh, they are just different,” what he is really doing is reconciling ignorance and indifference. The post The Mystery of the Other and Preoccupation with the Self: On Meng Jin’s ‘Little Gods’ appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions6 min de lecture
Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Thorpe, Gaige, Sligar, and More
Our own Thomas Beckwith previews new titles from the likes of Rufi Thorpe, Amity Gaige, Sarah Sligar, Ishmael Beah, and Julio Cortázar—that are publishing this week. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Thorpe, Gaige, Sligar, and More appeared
The Millions5 min de lecture
Dissidents, Revolutionaries, and Protestors: On Imbolo Mbue’s ‘How Beautiful We Were’
We are seeing the perils of globalization right now. People pay prices for other people’s actions in other parts of the world. The post Dissidents, Revolutionaries, and Protestors: On Imbolo Mbue’s ‘How Beautiful We Were’ appeared first on The Millio
The Millions13 min de lectureTech
Giving Voice to Shame and Fear: The Millions Interviews Jonathan Franzen
When I hear politicians and activists and online screamers acting as if things were simple, leaving out important facts, it makes me really angry. The post Giving Voice to Shame and Fear: The Millions Interviews Jonathan Franzen appeared first on The
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