Articles by Claire Cameron

June 19, 2017

Two Writers, One Marriage: The Millions Interviews Julie Buntin and Gabe Habash 1

Just watching someone work at something so hard, putting years into it and going through really challenging moments with it because it’s a vital part of her life—it’s impossible for me to feel jealousy or to feel threatened.

February 20, 2017

Five Ways ‘Homo Deus’ by Yuval Noah Harari Changed My Life 2

I am an avalanche of electric signals fired by billions of neurons that stimulate glands to secrete hormones and make my muscles contract in such a way that chocolate finds its way to my mouth.

February 17, 2017

Heather O’Neill Wants You to Reclaim Your Sense of Wonder: The Millions Interview 0

Whenever I finish a book, I put it down and the world seems to explode with new meanings. On some level, literature assumes that every reader is a child.

December 11, 2016

A Year in Reading: Claire Cameron 0

These are poems I wish for my younger self to read. The arc, told over four parts — the hurting, the loving, the breaking, the healing — is different to the world I knew, especially the healing part. It is not a story about fitting into someone else’s world, but about how to imagine your own.

October 11, 2016

Perfectly Delectable: Marcy Dermansky’s ‘The Red Car’ 0

If a story of a woman going west to find herself doesn’t sound original, it’s Dermansky’s delivery that makes this short novel perfectly delectable.

September 30, 2016

Fates and Furies on Twitter 3

What if Lotto and Mathilde were both to tweet?

June 24, 2016

A Summer Reading List for Wretched Assholes Who Prefer to Wallow in Someone Else’s Misery 15

The plot should involve hardship, anxiety, and a certain level of suffering; these hold my occasional bouts of existential dread at bay.

May 2, 2016

Going Places No One Else Goes: The Millions Interviews Pamela Erens 1

I knew from the start that Eleven Hours would be short, because of the time frame and because there were only so many uterine contractions I could describe without losing my shit.

April 11, 2016

Judging Books by Their Covers 2016: US vs. UK 5

Only a fool would think these covers came from different countries. They were clearly designed in alternate dimensions.

February 1, 2016

Maybe It Was Worth It: The Millions Interviews Alexander Chee 4

When I ran out of money, I moved to my Mom’s in Maine, Charles D’Ambrosio-style, writing in her basement every morning starting at 5 a.m., taking a break for Buffy the Vampire Slayer reruns at 11 a.m. and making an early lunch before working more. It was like the weirdest saddest colony stay, about three months.

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