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“You’ll know who hunted who.”

Recommended Reading: Three poems by Danez Smith. The post “You’ll know who hunted who.” appeared first on The Millions.

The Underground Railroad: The Series

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins plans to adapt Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad as a limited-run series. In his review of the novel for our site last year, Greg Walklin gushed that “Whitehead’s brilliance is on constant display.” The post The Underground Railroad: The Series appeared first on The Millions.

What Marcel Proust Taught Me About Characterization

Literary characters are like long distance friends. Your perception of them is brief, but intense. The post What Marcel Proust Taught Me About Characterization appeared first on The Millions.

Speculative Fiction and Survival in Iraq

Unlike almost every other book you will find out there about Iraq right now, this ambitious new short story collection has little to say directly about all the nation’s recent wars. The post Speculative Fiction and Survival in Iraq appeared first on The Millions.

The Case for Genre Fiction: A Guide to Literary Science Fiction and Fantasy

It isn’t all about hobbits and lions and wizards. There’s much more to explore. The post The Case for Genre Fiction: A Guide to Literary Science Fiction and Fantasy appeared first on The Millions.

Forty for 40: A Literary Reader for Lent

The Lenten narrative is marked by violence, suffering, anticipation, and finally, joy. Back by popular demand, here is a literary reader for Lent: 40 stories, poems, essays, and books for the 40 days of this season. The post Forty for 40: A Literary Reader for Lent appeared first on The Millions.

“What was I saying?”

Recommended Reading: “Happy Birthday to Me” by Nicole Sealey The post “What was I saying?” appeared first on The Millions.

The Melrose Series

Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose series will be adapted into a five-part Showtime series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. A few years back on our site, Ben Hamilton wrote, “the pleasures of reading Edward St Aubyn’s Melrose novels can feel strangely illicit.” The post The Melrose Series appeared first on The Millions.

March Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)

Here’s what we’re looking out for this month. The post March Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) appeared first on The Millions.

People Without a Home: On Min Jin Lee’s ‘Pachinko’

How does one survive in a society that considers you subhuman? The post People Without a Home: On Min Jin Lee’s ‘Pachinko’ appeared first on The Millions.

How P.D. James and Detective Fiction Healed My Broken Heart

If ever there was a lesson for the recently bereaved, I felt that was it: You can feel everything, but life must move forward. You are needed. The post How P.D. James and Detective Fiction Healed My Broken Heart appeared first on The Millions.

Tuesday New Release Day: Elkin; Febos; Cottom; Butler; Mehta; Buchanan; O’Connell

Out this week: Flâneuse by Lauren Elkin; Abandon Me by Melissa Febos; Lower Ed by Tressie McMillan Cottom; Parable of the Sower by Octavia Butler; No Other World by Rahul Mehta; Harmless Like You by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan; and To Be a Machine by our own Mark O’Connell (who we interviewed recently). Show More Summary

The Inventor

There’s a new biography of Angela Carter on shelves. Is it worth your time, even if you’re not a fan? In The New York Review of Books, Alison Lurie gives the book a thorough read. The post The Inventor appeared first on The Millions...

Mark O’Connell Doesn’t Want to Be a Cyborg: The Millions Interview

I think that artificial intelligence, when it comes -- and it will come, I believe -- is going to displace huge numbers of workers. And that’s a crisis, but it’s also a crisis that’s inherent in the logic of capitalism. The post Mark O’Connell Doesn’t Want to Be a Cyborg: The Millions Interview appeared first on The Millions.

A Confession

Cat Marnell and Alana Massey both have new books out, and they are, in their own ways, variants on the genre of “confessional” writing. In an essay for Slate, Katy Waldman unpacks their essential appeal and their arguments, describing how each goes about the task of reinventing the concept of the memoir. Show More Summary

“Kind of like gothic mansions”

Recommended Reading: Eric Farwell sits down with John Darnielle (aka The Mountain Goats) at Bookforum. You could also check out Darnielle’s Year in Reading piece. The post “Kind of like gothic mansions” appeared first on The Million...

Shadowplay

Did his Nobel Prize win a couple years ago pique your interest in Patrick Modiano? Here’s another essay to sate it. In The Paris Review, Alice Kaplan examines his literary project. The post Shadowplay appeared first on The Millions.

Haymaker

“Wright wrote like it mattered and, though he conjured a world of trouble, he clearly got a bang out of being alive.” Dwight Garner on the novels of Charles Wright. The post Haymaker appeared first on The Millions.

Pale Fire

You can’t write about Robert Lowell without writing about mental illness — the poet went through many stretches of mania and psychosis in his life. In the Washington Post, Michael Dirda reads a “medico-biography” of Lowell, which takes a full measure of his lifelong illness and its consequences. The post Pale Fire appeared first on The Millions.

Ethel Rohan Wants You to Know What It’s Like to Be Marginalized: The Millions Interview

I think fiction does have that power to humanize, to generate empathy. The post Ethel Rohan Wants You to Know What It’s Like to Be Marginalized: The Millions Interview appeared first on The Millions.

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