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Bringing Home Baby Reveals Life, Death, and Everything in Between

How could I go on when human life begins and ends? How could I go on with such a clear idea of the finiteness of existence? How could I do something as simple as brushing my teeth and climbing into bed in a cool, dark room knowing that babies are born and people die? The post Bringing Home Baby Reveals Life, Death, and Everything in Between appeared first on The Millions.

Nonfiction: A Wild and Exacting Food Writer Gets Her Due

Patience Gray exerted an outsize influence on the culinary world, as Adam Federman’s biography “Fasting and Feasting” makes clear.

Nonfiction: Alice Waters Retraces the Path That Led Her to Chez Panisse

According to a new autobiography, “Coming to My Senses,” it all began with a year in Paris and a taste for the food she discovered there.

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Faith Adiele

Faith Adiele discusses what it means to be a good literary citizen, the importance of decolonizing travel writing, and how she wants to change the way Black stories are being told.

Speaker of the Lost by Clara Coulson

It’s getting a little bleak for me, reading-wise. This was the first book I finished after 8 DNFs in a row, some nonfiction and some romance or fantasy. I was pretty excited that the beginning of this story was so promising. Then it became repetitive, emotionally limited, inconsistent, and then offensive. Show More Summary

Kirkus announces its finalist lineup, and book prize season is looking good

The Kirkus Prize finalists were announced Tuesday, with six titles each in three categories — fiction, nonfiction and young readers literature. Because that final category is broken into three divisions (picture books, middle grade and young adult), its finalists are closer to winning — there are...

The 2017 Kirkus Prize Finalists

The Gulf: The Making of an American Sea "An elegant narrative braced by a fierce, sobering environmental conviction." A sweeping

Querying the Card Catalog

Looking up a book title on Google? The search results now include listings at your local library, reports The Digital Reader. See also our own Jacob Lambert’s entreaty, “An Open Letter to the Person Who Wiped Boogers on My Library Book.” The post Querying the Card Catalog appeared first on The Millions.

Consider Us Tucked In

“Get yourself cozy, and get ready to go on a fantastic new adventure.” Idris Elba reading bedtime stories for #ProjectLiteracy? Yes please. The post Consider Us Tucked In appeared first on The Millions.

Zadie Smith Thinks We Should 'Retain The Right To Be Wrong'

"I have seen on Twitter [...] people have a feeling at 9 a.m. quite strongly, and then by 11 have been shouted out of it," the author said. "That part, I find really unfortunate."

Books of The Times: On the Road With the Casualties of the Great Recession

To write “Nomadland,” Jessica Bruder spent three years traveling and working alongside grandparents and others living in school buses and vans seeking seasonal work.

Books News: Whiting Foundation Announces New Grants for Magazines

The three grants for print and digital publications, designed to “ignite growth,” will total up to $120,000.

Fantasy Authors Soman Chainani & Victoria Aveyard on Writing...and a little about Game of Thrones

In this exclusive, two authors with incredibly popular series for young readers talk about their writing style, killing off characters, Harry Potter, and--because who isn't talking about it?--Game of Thrones.

Introducing Our New Interns!

We’re pleased as punch to introduce Millions readers to our new interns, Carolyn Quimby and Ariana Valderrama. Arianna is originally from Chicago but is currently based in Washington, D.C. where she works in communications. In high school...Show More Summary

Book News: YouTube Star Hank Green Will Publish His First Novel Next Year

Following in the footsteps of his older brother, the best-selling novelist John Green, Hank Green will publish his first novel with Dutton

HaBO: Heroine Taken to Mansion Filled with Vampires

This HaBO comes from Amanda, who isn’t me, I swear: I’m sorry that I can’t remember anything about this book, but there are so many paranormal romances starring vampires that they all blur together – I can’t even be sure about the plot. Show More Summary

The book Michelle McNamara, Patton Oswalt's wife, was working on when she died will be published in February

The book Michelle McNamara, comedian Patton Oswalt’s wife who died unexpectedly in 2016, had been working on will be published next year. McNamara, a true crime aficionado, had helped pursue the cold case of an assailant she dubbed the Golden State Killer. McNamara’s book, “I'll Be Gone in the...

“The Woman Who Couldn’t Scream”: Christina Dodd on Writing Suspense

With more than 50 novels and a fistful of short stories to her name, Christina Dodd knows how to craft a well-honed story. Here she speaks with us about writing suspense and concluding her Virtue Falls series with a stunning finale.

Book News: Will Bill O’Reilly’s Latest ‘Killing’ Book Climb the Charts?

The disgraced TV host is still churning out history books, but without his perch at Fox, can he sell them?

Writing for the Moment: The Millions Interviews Zoe Whittall

Young women are able to refuse to take some of bullshit that women of my generation had to live with. It’s exciting to see how willing young women are to speak up about sexual assault and sexism in general. The post Writing for the Moment: The Millions Interviews Zoe Whittall appeared first on The Millions.

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