Articles by C. Max Magee
May 28, 2014
Maya Angelou, poet and author of many memoirs — most famously I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings — has died at 86. This video of Angelou reading her poem “And Still I Rise” may serve as a good start to a celebration of her life.
April 16, 2014
Audiobook fans take note: Our Millions original ebook The Pioneer Detectives by Konstantin Kakaes is now available from Audible.com.
April 5, 2014
Peter Matthiessen died today, according to a statement released by his publisher: “Peter Matthiessen, award-winning author of more than thirty books, world-renowned naturalist, explorer, Buddhist teacher, and political activist, died at 5:15 PM on Saturday April 5, 2014 after an illness of some months.” Matthiessen was the author most notably of two National Book Award-winning […]
April 2, 2014
After some initial mystery leading up to publication, Michael Lewis’s new book Flash Boys is here and its subject is high-speed trading (sometimes called “high-frequency trading) that uses supercomputers and complex trading algorithms to attempt to generate profits through brute force. Lewis has become the most popular writer on Wall Street, giving readers a look […]
March 13, 2014
The winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award have been announced in New York City.
February 20, 2014
Gridlock atop the list and an unexpected debut.
February 4, 2014
To present literary Twitter in its best possible light, we are returning again to those most widely followed on literary Twitter, but this time, looking at which Tweets got the most favorites, we are highlighting literary Twitter’s best tweets.
January 27, 2014
We are undoubtedly swayed by the little billboard that is the cover of every book we read.
January 4, 2014
Year in Reading takes a new book to the top of our list.
December 24, 2013
For all those readers unwrapping shiny new devices, here are some links to get you going.