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February 4, 2015

Exclusive: The Opening Lines of Garth Risk Hallberg’s ‘City on Fire’ 2

Right now, Hallberg and the book are being featured at the ABA’s annual Winter Institute, a sort of Davos for independent booksellers.

January 5, 2015

Most Anticipated: The Great 2015 Book Preview 22

At 9,000 words strong and encompassing 91 titles, this is the only 2015 book preview you will ever need.

December 24, 2014

A 2014 Cheat Sheet for All You New Kindle (and Other E-Reader) Owners 2

For all those readers unwrapping shiny new devices, here are some links to get you going.

December 2, 2014

Before They Were Notable: 2014 0

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

November 19, 2014

2014 National Book Award Winners Announced 2

The 2014 National Book Award winners were announced tonight in New York City. The big prize for Fiction went to Redeployment by Phil Klay

October 15, 2014

2014 National Book Award Shortlists Released 0

This year’s Fiction Shortlist includes a Millions staff writer in impressive company.

October 14, 2014

Richard Flanagan Wins the 2014 Man Booker Prize 0

The book is the story of an Australian prisoner of war, among more than 9,000 who were forced to build a railway through Burma and Thailand.

October 9, 2014

French Novelist Patrick Modiano Wins the 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature 36

You open the latest Modiano and you know exactly where you are. The writer is artistically all of a piece.

September 17, 2014

2014 National Book Award Longlists Released 2

An eclectic Fiction longlist includes a Millions staff writer, while the Non-Fiction longlist is surprisingly male dominated.

September 17, 2014

2014’s Literary Geniuses 1

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.”