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November 20, 2013

2013 National Book Award Winners Announced 0

The 2013 National Book Award winners were announced tonight in New York City. The big prize for Fiction went to James McBride for The Good Lord Bird.

October 16, 2013

2013 National Book Award Shortlists Released 4

The contenders for the 2013 National Book Award were pared down to a five nominees in each category today. Here’s a list of the finalists in all four categories with bonus links and excerpts where available.

October 15, 2013

2013 Man Booker Prize Winner Announced 4

Eleanor Catton has become the youngest author to ever win the prestigious Man Booker Prize.

September 19, 2013

2013 National Book Award Longlists Released 4

Last year, the fiction finalists included far more male authors than female, however the count is even in 2013.

July 23, 2013

The Booker’s Dozen: The 2013 Booker Longlist 6

This year’s longlist is among the most diverse ever put out by the Booker judges.

July 8, 2013

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2013 Book Preview 18

At 9,000 words strong and encompassing 86 titles, this is the only second-half 2013 book preview you will ever need.

May 8, 2013

Help Wanted: The Millions Needs a Curiosities and Social Media Intern Superstar 2

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

April 18, 2013

I Read About It: Music, Food, Poetry, and Lifestyle Suggestions We’ve Taken from Literature 5

After I read The Hare with the Amber Eyes, I went to the Art Institute to see a Renoir that one of the book’s (real-life) characters had owned. And I somewhat blame my penchant for living on a dime in small, urban apartments by how taken I was, as a 14-year-old living in Indiana, by that enchanting 90-second opening of An American in Paris. So I put the question out to my Millions colleagues: What works of art have you been introduced to by other works of art?

April 15, 2013

Adam Johnson’s North Korea Novel Takes the Pulitzer Prize 1

After taking a pass last year, the Pulitzer jury offered up a fiction winner.

April 9, 2013

The 2013 IMPAC Shortlist is a Global Affair 1

This year’s shortlist is remarkable because half of its titles are works in translation.