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October 8, 2015

Belarusian Investigative Journalist Svetlana Alexievich Wins the 2015 Nobel Prize for Literature 8

Alexievich, at danger to her own self, visited the area surrounding the Chernobyl nuclear reactor and interviewed anybody she could find who would talk.

September 29, 2015

2015’s Literary Geniuses 16

The MacArthur grant awards $625,000, “no strings attached” to “talented individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits and a marked capacity for self-direction.”

September 17, 2015

2015 National Book Award Longlists Released 3

An eclectic Fiction longlist includes some highly touted titles alongside intriguing newcomers.

September 15, 2015

Booker Prize Offers Up Eclectic 2015 Shortlist 1

The Booker Prize has whittled down its longlist to an intriguing shortlist, and none of the authors tapped has previously won the Prize.

July 29, 2015

The Booker’s Dozen: The 2015 Booker Longlist 0

The Booker judges have put together a diverse and intriguing list.

July 23, 2015

Help Wanted: The Millions Needs Curiosities and Social Media Interns 0

The site continues to grow, and that means we have an opportunity to add two more book-loving people to our team.

July 6, 2015

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2015 Book Preview 18

If you like to read, we’ve got some news for you. The second-half of 2015 is straight-up, stunningly chock-full of amazing books.

June 15, 2015

Fathers, Daughters, and Family: The Millions Interviews Phillip and Lily Lopate 0

I wanted to be a writer, but didn’t think I was smart enough. Then I looked around at the other wannabe writers who were my classmates, and they didn’t seem like geniuses either, so I figured what the heck, I’d give it a shot.

April 20, 2015

The 2015 Pulitzer for Fiction Goes to Anthony Doerr’s ‘All the Light We Cannot See’ 1

For the second year running, the year’s break-out literary bestseller takes home the prize.

April 15, 2015

The 2015 IMPAC Shortlist Delivers 10 Eclectic Titles 0

The IMPAC tends to be interesting for the breadth of books it considers, and the 2015 shortlist is no exception.