Articles by C. Max Magee

July 3, 2014

The Prizewinners 2013/2014 5

With the awarding of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the 2013/2014 literary award season is now over, which gives us the opportunity to update our list of prizewinners.

May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou Has Died 0

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

O Pioneer! 0

Audiobook fans take note: Our Millions original ebook The Pioneer Detectives by Konstantin Kakaes is now available from

April 5, 2014

Peter Matthiessen, 1927-2014 0

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

Michael Lewis’s Flash Boys Arrives 1

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

2013 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners Announced 1

The winners of the National Book Critics Circle Award have been announced in New York City.

February 20, 2014

The Millions Top Ten: January 2014 0

Gridlock atop the list and an unexpected debut.

February 4, 2014

Oh, The Favorites You’ll Give: Literary Twitter’s Best Tweets 8

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

Judging Books by Their Covers 2014: U.S. Vs. U.K. 17

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

January 4, 2014

The Millions Top Ten: December 2013 1

Year in Reading takes a new book to the top of our list.