Articles by C. Max Magee

March 13, 2012

Tuesday New Release Day: Robinson, Groff, Julavits, Arvin, Leonard 0

New this week is Marilynne Robinson’s collection of essays When I Was a Child I Read Books. Also out are Arcadia by Lauren Groff, The Vanishers by Heidi Julavits, and The Reconstructionist by Nick Arvin. Finally, the collected writings of the late and beloved critic John Leonard, Reading for My Life, is now out.

March 8, 2012

2011 National Book Critics Circle Award Winners Announced 4

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

March 8, 2012

Celebs to Read to You 0

Audible is bringing out the big guns for its new A-List collection, a series of audio books read by celebs, including Samuel L. Jackson narrating A Rage in Harlem and Anne Hathaway doing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

March 8, 2012

The Millions in the 3QD Finals 0

Our own Lydia Kiesling, a past winner of the 3 Quarks Daily Prize in Arts & Literature, is a finalist for this year’s prize for her Modern Library Revue of Sister Carrie.

March 7, 2012

Single-Serving Atwood 0

Ebook purveyor Byliner continues its foray into fiction with a new story by Margaret Atwood: “I’m Starved for You” (Here’s an excerpt)

March 7, 2012

Debating the Book Blurb 0

We recently offered a look at the odd history of the book blurb here at The Millions. Now the New York Times is looking at this peculiar custom, inviting four contributors to discuss their merits and pitfalls. Among them is our own Bill Morris, who revisits his 2011 essay “To Blurb Or Not To Blurb” […]

March 6, 2012

A New Collection on Its Way from Junot Díaz 0

Here’s a book that will be on our July “Most Anticipated” list: a new collection of stories from Junot Díaz called This Is How You Lose Her. The Times has more.

March 6, 2012

Tuesday New Release Day: Kunzru, Harrison, Krasznahorkai, Levin, de Botton, Haggadah 0

It’s a bumper crop of new books this week: Hari Kunzru’s Gods Without Men, Kathryn Harrison’s Enchantements, László Krasznahorkai’s Satantango (reviewed here), and Adam Levin’s Hot Pink. Also out this week are Alain de Botton’s Religion for Athiests and Jonathan Safran Foer and Nathan Englander’s New American Haggadah.

March 5, 2012

More DFW Books on the Way 0

The steady stream of books about and by David Foster Wallace is continuing in 2012. We already noted the forthcoming Conversations with David Foster Wallace, and the calendar now also includes The Legacy of David Foster Wallace from the University of Iowa’s New American Canon series, D.T. Max’s biography Every Love Story Is a Ghost […]

March 2, 2012

The Millions Top Ten: February 2012 3

A new number one ousts Murakami, and a novella debuts.