Articles by Editor

January 21, 2016

The Art of Anonymous Intimacy: My Life as a Reluctant Landlord 1

We would decidedly not meet the tenants in person. This was business in the modern world: we would be decent and respectful landlords, responsive but disembodied. Nothing more nothing less.

January 11, 2016

Most Anticipated, Too: The Great 2016 Nonfiction Book Preview 3

Set aside some space on those bookshelves. This is looking to be a very, very good year for nonfiction.

January 4, 2016

Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview 16

While there’s no such thing as a list that has everything, we feel certain this preview — at 8,600 words and 93 titles — is the only 2016 book preview you’ll need.

December 28, 2015

The Best of The Millions: 2015 0

Before we get into 2016, let’s take a look at what was keeping readers interested on The Millions in 2015.

December 23, 2015

Exclusive: New Fan-Designed Cover of 20th Anniversary Edition of ‘Infinite Jest’ Plus a Brief Interview with Michael Pietsch 9

February 23rd marks the 20th anniversary of the original publication of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest, and on that date, his publisher Little, Brown is putting out a new edition of the now classic novel with a new introduction by Tom Bissell. To recognize, as Little, Brown put it, “the deep way that so many readers have connected with the book over the last twenty years,” the publisher held a contest allowing fans to submit their designs for the new cover.

December 1, 2015

A Year in Reading: 2015 2

There are a huge number of books represented in the series this year, many fantastic lists, and many extraordinary meditations on reading and life. We think you’ll enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed putting them together.

November 27, 2015

Before They Were Notable: 2015 2

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

November 19, 2015

2015 National Book Award Winners Announced 0

The 2015 National Book Award winners were announced in New York City. The big prize for Fiction went to Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

November 11, 2015

Amazon’s Best Books of 2015 0

Amazon has published its Top 100 books of 2015 list. Their favorite has already been hanging out in our Top Ten.

October 14, 2015

2015 National Book Award Shortlists Released 0

Book award season is peaking along with the autumn leaves as the National Book Award shortlists have been released in four categories.