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December 1, 2016

A Year in Reading: 2016 6

This is the 13th year of the series, and it feels like the most necessary yet.

November 24, 2016

Before They Were Notable: 2016 0

This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.

November 16, 2016

2016 National Book Award Winners Announced 0

The big prize for fiction went to Colson Whitehead.

November 1, 2016

November Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month) 2

Here’s what we’re looking out for this month.

October 25, 2016

Paul Beatty Wins the 2016 Man Booker Prize 64

Novelist Paul Beatty has won this year’s Man Booker Prize for The Sellout, becoming the first American writer to win the Prize. Our own Matt Seidel reviewed the book earlier this year, calling Beatty’s voice “appealing, erudite, and entertaining”; you can trace those voice’s antecedents in this great piece by Alcy Leyva. Revisit this year’s Booker Shortlist.

October 17, 2016

A Very Special Millions Correction 2

About Bob Dylan, we were wrong.

October 13, 2016

Bob Dylan is the Surprise Winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature 21

Whole books have been written, whole careers launched, with discussion of the lyrics of Bob Dylan.

October 6, 2016

Welcome, Marie! 0

The Millions is delighted to welcome new staff writer Marie Myung-Ok Lee, whose first piece for the site publishes today. Marie is the author of  Somebody’s Daughter and a novel about medicine forthcoming from Simon and Schuster. You may have seen Marie‘s excellent writing in The Atlantic, The New York Times, and many other venues. She teaches […]

October 6, 2016

2016 National Book Award Finalists Announced 3

The National Book Award finalists are announced.

October 4, 2016

Welcome, Ismail! 0

The Millions is thrilled to welcome a new staff writer, Ismail Muhammad, whose first piece for the site publishes today. (You may have seen Ismail’s work at Zyzzyva and the Los Angeles Review of Books previously.) He splits his time between Los Angeles and Oakland, where he’s currently working on a dissertation and a novel. Find him on Twitter @trapmotives […]