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Riverhead Heads

Riverhead Books makes an amusing pun in a new fundraiser in which individuals can purchase 3D heads of Riverhead authors — Marlon James, Khaled Hosseini, Elizabeth Gilbert, Lauren Groff, Nick Hornby and more. Proceeds will go to theShow More Summary

Everyone’s Writing

“Every month, Literary Hub, Electric Lit, and Catapult engage more than two million people with serious writing and contemporary writers, instead of leaving them to play Candy Crush or what-have-you.” Meet the man behind Lit Hub, Electric Lit, and Catapult, Andy Hunter. Show More Summary

2016 International DUBLIN Award

The winner of the 2016 International DUBLIN Literary Award is Family Life by Akhil Sharma. Find out more about the author at the International DUBLIN Literary Award website. The post 2016 International DUBLIN Award appeared first on The Millions.

Cost of the Memoir

“My parents really don’t like that book. It embarrassed and saddened them and they didn’t understand why I would air my dirty laundry in public. They’ve had some time to sit with it and now they’re more supportive of what I do as a memoirist. I think they see the value of telling your story […] The post Cost of the Memoir appeared first on The Millions.

Love in the Archives

“‘Are you wearing lipstick to the archive?’ my husband asked, peering over his coffee. ‘I always wear lipstick to the archive,’ I said.” On falling in love with F. Scott Fitzgerald in the archives. The post Love in the Archives appeared first on The Millions.

The Millions Top Ten: May 2016

I love The Millions because the site’s readers do things like buy tons of copies of The Big Green Tent, Ludmila Ulitskaya’s doorstop of a book about Soviet dissidents. The post The Millions Top Ten: May 2016 appeared first on The Millions.

Becoming What You Write

Recommended Reading: A conversation between Year in Reading alumna Rebecca Makkai and Louise Erdrich at The Chicago Review of Books. You could also read our interview with Makkai following the release of The Hundred-Year House. The post Becoming What You Write appeared first on The Millions.

Hell with the Lid Taken Off: A Pittsburgh Reading List

In the writing of Willa Cather, John Edgar Wideman, Michael Chabon, Stewart O’Nan, and Ellen Litman we see a fuller expression of the raw energy of Pittsburgh than one does in the simple platitudes of official civic boosters. The post Hell with the Lid Taken Off: A Pittsburgh Reading List appeared first on The Millions.

STEM for Dogs

Even dogs are learning STEM now. Check out this rigorous program from Rollover Academy at McSweeney’s. The post STEM for Dogs appeared first on The Millions.

“He’s like a Shakespeare.”

How do you “challenge Muslim stereotypes” in film? Add more white actors. The director of a biopic about 13th-century Sufi poet Jalaluddin al-Rumi hopes to have Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert Downey Jr. star in the film. The post “He’s like a Shakespeare.” appeared first on The Millions.

Remembering You

Year in Reading alumna Terry McMillan discusses “why she chooses to focus on Black women, her writing process, her latest book I Almost Forgot About You, and how Black women are treated in the publishing world” at Black Media Minute. The post Remembering You appeared first on The Millions.

High Book Marks

Lit Hub has created a Rotten Tomatoes for the literary world. Once a book receives three reviews, it is assigned a score on their new site, Book Marks. Alex Shephard asks if we might have a grade inflation problem. The post High Book Marks appeared first on The Millions.

New Hughes

A previously unpublished short story by Langston Hughes is now available online at The New Yorker. Pair with our own Emily Colette Wilkinson’s staff pick, Tambourines to Glory. The post New Hughes appeared first on The Millions.

Ernest Hemingway: Middlebrow Revolutionary

Like many men who pride themselves on their toughness and self-reliance, Hemingway was almost comically insecure and prone to betray anyone who had the effrontery to do him a favor. The post Ernest Hemingway: Middlebrow Revolutionary appeared first on The Millions.

Mindwiping Technology

This week in book-related infographics: a look at the future according to science fiction. The post Mindwiping Technology appeared first on The Millions.

The Persistence of Memory

“How can we trust ourselves? Trust that our skills will return? Trust that this blank document—this one, right now—won’t be our undoing? The previous essay I wrote won’t save me when the blank document stares, and the deadline looms,...Show More Summary

The Psychiatrist’s Assistant: A Brief Anecdotal Study in Hierarchies

As it happened, the doctor had her own creative pursuits on the side: a short story collection that she was paying to have printed by what was known, in literary circles and beyond, as a vanity press. The post The Psychiatrist’s Assistant: A Brief Anecdotal Study in Hierarchies appeared first on The Millions.

A Sentimental Journey

E.V. de Cleyre writes for Ploughshares about sentimentality. As she puts it, “It is not enough to have a feeling and express it—we must exercise discernment, ask what these feelings we’re feeling are, dissect them, and find the language...Show More Summary

American Gaze

“What does it look like to be the child of war? A product of war? What does it look like to be a queer child from a very traditional Confucian family? How does one feel to pay homage to a family but to also, in a way, betray those familial values?” Kaveh Akbar interviews Ocean […] The post American Gaze appeared first on The Millions.

Lambda Award Winners Announced

The Lambda Literary Award winners were announced, including Under the Udala Tree author Chinelo Okparanta, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Hasan Namir. The post Lambda Award Winners Announced appeared first on The Millions.

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