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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 35

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.”

September 9, 2014

Two Americans Round Out the 2014 Booker Shortlist (With Bonus Links) 0

Two Americans make a shortlist that includes a past winner and a three-time finalist.

July 23, 2014

Here Come the Americans: The 2014 Booker Prize Longlist 2

The experiment begins today, with Joshua Ferris, Karen Joy Fowler, Siri Hustvedt, and Richard Powers representing the first crop of Americans to be featured on a Booker Prize longlist.

July 22, 2014

Exclusive: David Mitchell’s Twitter Story “The Right Sort” Collected 6

The Bone Clocks is coming in September, but David Mitchell gave readers an early taste of something new last week, tweeting out a short story called “The Right Sort” over the course of roughly seven days. The Millions now exclusively has the entire story, collected in one place.

July 14, 2014

Edan Lepucki and Bill Morris on the Road to Publication 6

“Four titles, four agents, at least a dozen drafts, and more rejections than I care to count…”

July 7, 2014

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2014 Book Preview 16

At over 8,000 words strong and encompassing 84 titles, this is the only second-half 2014 book preview you will ever need.