Blog Profile / The Millions

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On Craft and Color

“[A]ny discussion of craft does not take place in a vacuum – that race is part of one’s lived experience and how we see ourselves and are seen does impact how and what we write.” Poet Neil Aiken puts together an absolutely indispensable...Show More Summary

Make Contributors’ Notes Great Again

The stream of journal titles became an indicator of stature, a look-see-here, I’m in the Kenyon Review! And you’re not. My own contributor's note was just as guilty of journal-shaming. The post Make Contributors’ Notes Great Again appeared first on The Millions.

The Millions Top Ten: April 2017

After six months of strong showings, we graduated two titles to The Millions's Hall of Fame. The post The Millions Top Ten: April 2017 appeared first on The Millions.

A Suitable Adaptation

“We are here to take creative risks and to do the sort of work that commercial broadcasters might be more reluctant to do. But we also have a real responsibility and a requirement to reflect a range of British communities.” Bestill our...Show More Summary

Get Yer Free Books Right Here

“This year, Free Comic Book Day turns sixteen years old. The good news: It can drive itself to swim practice now!” NPR’s Monkey See blog provides an irreverent and useful guide to Free Comic Book Day, which is tomorrow, May 6th. “When...Show More Summary

An Inheritance of Lost Mothers

Zambreno casts her mother as lead, mysterious beauty, with cigarette, Coach purse, floppy hat. If she’s present here in literature, it seems there is the potential of moving on. The post An Inheritance of Lost Mothers appeared first on The Millions.

And the Winners of the 2017 Best Translated Book Awards Are…

The winning books will receive $10,000 each (split equally between the authors and translators). The post And the Winners of the 2017 Best Translated Book Awards Are… appeared first on The Millions.

The Internet Was Built as a Weapon: The Millions Interviews Jarett Kobek

Everyone who’s doing this has to make a series of moral compromises, and the question these compromises center around is, How big of an audience do you want to have? There’s a way to get your work out there that is legitimate, valid,...Show More Summary

Highlighting the Handmaid

“We lived, as usual, by ignoring. Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.” BookRiot did us all a service by finding out the 10 most highlighted passages of (the e-book edition of) Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid’s Tale. Show More Summary

The Great Vietnamese Novel(s)

“The literature by Vietnamese and Vietnamese-Americans is out there for anyone who knows how to use Google. But so many here and abroad would rather not know, or when a new Vietnamese author is published, would prefer to say, “At last!...Show More Summary

Sportballers Who Love Books

It’s not often that you hear about an athlete who hosts his own book podcast, but Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck does just that, reports Yahoo News. (Also namechecked for bibliophilic tendendies in the piece: Pats receiver Malcolm...Show More Summary

At the Firing Squad: The Radical Works of a Young Dostoevsky

In the eyes of most literary circles, Dostoevsky was just a one-hit wonder. The post At the Firing Squad: The Radical Works of a Young Dostoevsky appeared first on The Millions.

Richard Branson, Literary Cupid

“[L]isting The Bible proves detrimental for both sexes while listing Fifty Shades of Grey results in women getting 16% fewer messages and Harry Potter losing men up to 55%.” In recent duh news, a study by dating site eHarmony found that...Show More Summary

Man, Middle School Was Rough

“[B]eing twelve is its own psychosexual dystopian satire, and I was not in on the joke.” Abbey Fenbert writes for Catapult about Aldous Huxley‘s Brave New World, reading-while-tween, and being a seventh-grade book censor. See also: our...Show More Summary

Okay But the Sample Size Tho

“It’s possible that when it comes to books, we have overestimated the means of delivery and have underestimated the importance of the content conveyed in the media.” A recent study demonstrated that preschoolers demonstrated the same...Show More Summary

Tuesday New Release Day: Ford; Satyal; Ko; Ferris; Paul; Koul; Ibrahim; Menkedick; Achebe

Out this week: Between Them by Richard Ford; No One Can Pronounce My Name by Rakesh Satyal; The Leavers by Lisa Ko; The Dinner Party by Joshua Ferris; My Life with Bob by Pamela Paul; One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter...Show More Summary

Books as Constant Companion: The Millions Interviews Pamela Paul

I threw aside all my life and career goals and set out to do something that I knew I might hate. Something that terrified me. Something that nobody like me would do. It ended up being the best decision I’ve ever made. The post Books as Constant Companion: The Millions Interviews Pamela Paul appeared first on The Millions.

The Artist as Activist

“No one was more grimly adamant that the world was in mortal peril, or had more fun trying to save it from itself.” Over at The New Yorker‘s Page Turner blog, Alexandra Schwartz considers the life and work of Grace Paley, noting that Paley’s slim output “is a great shame, if not so surprising. Show More Summary

Trump the Truth

“It is not normal for the President of the United States to refuse to offer even passing respect to the idea that telling the truth matters. It is not normal for the President to pretend that any news coverage he dislikes is ‘fake news’ that has been fabricated by the reporters who made up the […] The post Trump the Truth appeared first on The Millions.

Happy Birthday, Joseph Heller

“The morning after the opening sentence took shape, Heller “arrived at work”—at the Merrill Anderson Company—“with my pastry and container of coffee and a mind brimming with ideas, and immediately in longhand put down on a pad the first chapter of an intended novel.” The handwritten manuscript totaled about 20 pages. Show More Summary

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