Articles by C. Max Magee

November 1, 2011

The Millions Top Ten: October 2011 0

There were two huge literary new releases in October, but only one could take our top spot.

November 1, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Didion, Freud, Obreht 0

This week’s big book release is Joan Didion’s memoir Blue Nights. Also out is Esther Freud’s Lucky Break and new in paperback, Téa Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife (our review). Bonus Links: You can now subscribe to listings of literary new releases in your feed reader with this RSS feed. Plus, check out more new release […]

October 25, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Murakami, Jobs, Nadas, Millet, Kahneman 0

It’s another huge week for new releases. Happy Murakami day! Haruki Murakami’s long-awaited 1Q84 is finally here – look for our review tomorrow, as is Walter Isaacson’s headline-making biography of Steve Jobs. Also out is another massive and hotly anticipated work in translation (1152 pages!), Hungarian Peter Nadas’s Parallel Stories. Lydia Millet has a new […]

October 21, 2011

Murakami Profiled 0

Ahead of 1Q84 hitting shelves next week, Sam Anderson’s big profile of Haruki Murakami has arrived. Also don’t miss Chip Kidd‘s discussion of 1Q84‘s book design.

October 21, 2011

Homes for Old Kindles 0

Tired of that ancient Kindle sitting around, gathering dust? Now you can trade it in.

October 18, 2011

The Favorite Takes Home the Booker 0

We called Barnes’s book one of our Most Anticipated for the second half of 2011.

October 18, 2011

TQC Launches E-Book Series 0

The Quarterly Conversation is kicking off its new “Long Essays” e-book series with Lady Chatterley’s Brother: Why Nicholson Baker Can’t Write About Sex, and Why Javier Marias Can.

October 18, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Whitehead, Jin, Gray 0

Colson Whitehead’s zombie thriller Zone One hits shelves today, as does Ha Jin’s Nanjing Requiem. Also out is The Journals of Spalding Gray. Bonus Links: You can now subscribe to listings of literary new releases in your feed reader with this RSS feed. Plus, check out more new release RSS feeds here.

October 12, 2011

2011 National Book Award Finalists Announced 8

Women dominate the fiction finalists again, and small presses are well represented.

October 11, 2011

Tuesday New Release Day: Eugenides, Hollinghurst, Kadare, Butler 0

One of the biggest literary releases of the year is out today, The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides. Read the book’s opening here. Another literary heavy hitter out today is The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst. One of Albanian writer Ismail Kadare’s masterpieces, The Palace of Dreams, is now back in print in English, and […]