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Girls in the Band: My Summer of Rock Memoirs

The aim of each of these women, perhaps of every artist, is a longing to be understood, to make some seemingly unknowable part of the self known. The post Girls in the Band: My Summer of Rock Memoirs appeared first on The Millions.

Do Not Shout

“Always practice basic online etiquette, or ‘netiquette.’ Consider including emoticons to help add personality to your message and set the right tone. Also, be sure to stay on topic in a conversation and avoid writing in all caps, which...Show More Summary

A Strange Kind of Love

“I slumped into an empty corner opposite Say Goodbye, Cattullus and wept into my knees for a half hour.” Catherine Lacey writes for The Paris Review‘s “Revisited” series, “in which writers look back on a work of art they first encountered...Show More Summary

Up Next, Ice-Nine

Cat’s Cradle‘s Felix Hoenikker would be so proud: Stanford scientists have found a way to make a dense, extraterrestrial ice called Ice VII (via The Rumpus). See also: “2 B R 0 2 B”, a “lost” Vonnegut story that first appeared in the sci-fi journal Worlds of If in January 1962. The post Up Next, Ice-Nine appeared first on The Millions.

Returning to Walden

The novel achieves the alchemy of good fiction through which philosophy takes on all the flaws and ennoblements of real, embodied life. The post Returning to Walden appeared first on The Millions.

Night Watch

Recommended Reading: Thomas Dylan Eaton on the Austrian writer Peter Handke. The post Night Watch appeared first on The Millions.

The Lad

“Hunkered down in muddy trenches, the doomed scions of aristocratic families would take out their pocket editions of Housman and pine for the idealized, vanishing England they were fighting for.” On Peter Parker’s new book on A.E. Housman. The post The Lad appeared first on The Millions.

Five Non-Fiction Books for Writers in an Emergency

I read non-fiction books that I thought might indirectly tell me something about fiction, even though they were really about something else. The post Five Non-Fiction Books for Writers in an Emergency appeared first on The Millions.

For Auld Lang Syne

“A perfect example of what the short story can do when the form is at its best: containing as much of an emotional blow as that of a 800-page novel, regardless of its brevity.”  The Guardian awards its 4th Estate BAME short story prize to “Auld Lang Syne” by Lisa Smith. The prize was launched in […] The post For Auld Lang Syne appeared first on The Millions.

There’s Even a Cash Prize

“Without your micro-fiction, we’re like a flightless bird, sauceless noodles, or decarbonated LaCroix. We loved the response to our last contest so much that, naturally, we’re having another one.” Submit your 200-word stories of separation...Show More Summary

The LOC wants YOU

Hosted by the Library of Congress, this year’s National Book Festival will take place on Saturday, September 2, in Washington D.C. and include authors such as David McCullough and Diana Gabaldon. Should you be interested in volunteering,...Show More Summary

The Mourners

I spent years of my life thinking I would be a member of a room like that by dying. That I would be the thing no one was talking about, all anyone was thinking. I spent years imagining what those rooms might be like with me not there. The post The Mourners appeared first on The Millions.

Big Little Lies

“Literature can use secrecy as a device to ensnare readers, to pull the wool over their eyes or to reveal to them things that the characters can’t see. Whether large – businessman by day, serial killer by night; or small – where a character silently yearns for an ex-lover.” Eli Goldstone compiles a list for The […] The post Big Little Lies appeared first on The Millions.

Lost and Found

“I lost the first good novel I ever wrote to a computer disaster. It happened at a crucial time in my life. I was working nights, living in a mouse-infested tenement in Giuliani-era Harlem and still figuring out if I could even do this thing — become a writer for real.” Mat Johnson on NPR’s All […] The post Lost and Found appeared first on The Millions.

The World-Spanning Humanism of Mohsin Hamid

The basic fact of movement, if a cause and consequence of profound violence, also signals, in the novel, the more hopeful potentialities of planetary interconnection. The post The World-Spanning Humanism of Mohsin Hamid appeared first on The Millions.

Author Internet 101

“I think the key to social media for authors is remembering this: its main purpose is really to show that you are a real human being who lives in this world.” Year in Reading alums (respectively) Celeste Ng, Alexander Chee, Roxane Gay, and Adam M. Grant talk to LitHub about how to be a writer on the internet. The post Author Internet 101 appeared first on The Millions.

The Thoreau Diet

“Thoreau did kill, cook and eat a woodchuck that was eating his beans. But he decided that was a lousy way to treat a woodchuck and he never did it again.” In celebration of his bicentennial, NPR sets straight five myths about HenryShow More Summary

Following Oscar

“To translate the power of Tish and Fonny’s love to the screen in Baldwin’s image is a dream I’ve long held dear. Working alongside the Baldwin Estate, I’m excited to finally make that dream come true.” Oscar-winning Moonlight director Barry...Show More Summary

Tuesday New Release Day: King; Platzer; Hudson; Khong; Sharma; Øyehaug; Brownrigg; Cohen

Out this week: It by Stephen King; Bed-Stuy Is Burning by Brian Platzer; Gork, the Teenage Dragon by Gabe Hudson; Goodbye, Vitamin by Rachel Khong; A Life of Adventure and Delight by Akhil Sharma; Knots by Gunnhild Øyehaug; Pages for...Show More Summary

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2017 Book Preview

It's the (second) most wonderful time of the year. The post Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2017 Book Preview appeared first on The Millions.

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