Articles by C. Max Magee
December 10, 2013
Big news: It looks like Haruki Murakami’s much-anticipated new novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage finally has a U.S. publication date: August 12, 2014.
December 2, 2013
Another year of living, another year of reading. And, if you’re like us, when you look back, you’ll mark out the year in books.
December 1, 2013
A Pulitzer winner graduates to our Hall of Fame.
November 12, 2013
Awards season means a huge shake-up for our list, including a new number one.
November 11, 2013
Twitter appears to be here to stay, for a while anyway. And it will remain a pastime for writers looking for book news, inspiration, distraction, literary puns, and every other thing they might want. But it wasn’t always that way. In the not too distant past, the literary lights of Twitter pecked out their first 140 characters and waited to see what Twitter would bring.
November 10, 2013
Congratulations to our longtime staff writer and contributing editor Garth Risk Hallberg, whose large first novel, City on Fire, will be published by Alfred A. Knopf.
October 10, 2013
Alice Munro, called by the Nobel committee “Master of the contemporary short story,” has won the 2013 Nobel Prize for literature. Munro, 82, is the first Canadian to take the prize.
October 7, 2013
The Pioneer Detectives lands in the top spot, and three heavy-hitting debuts replace a trio of graduates to the Hall of Fame.
September 25, 2013
The MacArthur grant awards $625,000, “no strings attached” to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.”