Articles by C. Max Magee

June 20, 2015

James Salter (1925-2015) 0

Writer James Salter died on Friday. We interviewed him in 2012 and he reflected on memory and on his long life as a writer. He said, “Everything you know, nobody else knows, and everything you imagine or see belongs to you alone. What you write comes out of that, both in the trivial and deepest […]

January 19, 2015

2014 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced 0

As often tends to be the case, the NBCC is offering up what may be the most well-rounded fiction shortlist you’ll find.

January 12, 2015

Judging Books by Their Covers 2015: US Vs. UK 15

We are undoubtedly swayed by the little billboard that is the cover of every book we read.

December 29, 2014

The Best of The Millions: 2014 0

Before we get into 2015, let’s take a look at what was keeping readers interested on The Millions in 2014.

December 1, 2014

A Year in Reading: 2014 6

As we kick off another Year in Reading, please enjoy these riches from some of our favorite writers and thinkers.

September 2, 2014

New Murakami: The Strange Library 0

We recently published our review of Haruki Murakami’s latest novel, Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Now comes news that yet another Murkami book will be hitting shores before the year is out. The Strange Library, already available for pre-order, is 96 pages long, will ship in December, and will include “full-color art […]

July 30, 2014

Bill Morris on the Road 1

Our own Bill Morris (the man Michiko Kakutani once compared favorably to John Updike) is hitting the road in support of his novel Motor City Burning, and you can catch him now as he swings through the South before heading to the Midwest. Elsewhere, see what Detroit’s hometown paper learned from Bill about a novel […]

July 27, 2014

Thanks, Nick 1

After roughly three years and an astounding 2,373 posts, Nick Moran is handing off his duties on the Curiosities blog. When we re-launched the site in 2009, we had the idea that a faster-paced mini-blog would add a lot to The Millions, giving readers fresh material to check out and give us a more “newsy” […]

July 22, 2014

Edan, Meet Stephen 0

Our own Edan Lepucki’s whirlwind tour continues. Her debut novel California landed at number 3 on the Times Bestseller list and she celebrated with a visit to The Colbert Report. There was a bubble wrap drop. New Yorkers can see her tonight at WORD bookstore in Brooklyn and tomorrow at McNally Jackson in Manhattan. See […]

July 9, 2014

New Ishiguro: The Buried Giant 0

We didn’t catch it in time for our big preview, but Kazuo Ishiguro’s forthcoming novel The Buried Giant, now has an official U.S. release date of March 2015. The novel is the author’s first in 10 years, and his British publisher says it will be about “lost memories, love, revenge and war.”