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November 27, 2012

The Notables: 2012 13

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

November 14, 2012

2012 National Book Award Winners Announced 5

A novel that “hits the bedrock truth about a whole community” takes the fiction prize.

September 24, 2012

The Feminist Hate-Read Book Club Reads Naomi Wolf’s Vagina: A New Biography 27

A shady cabal of feminist writers conducted a week-long roundtable discussion of Naomi Wolf’s Vagina: A New Biography. The book was troubling, bewildering, and often infuriating. There was a prize for the writer who worked the most puns into her review.

September 21, 2012

We’re All Just Lying Machines: A Conversation about Gillian Flynn 6

What I love most about Gone Girl was the way Flynn made me think about how character and identity are constructed. She made me like and then dislike a character, dislike and then like another one, and then dislike the whole lot of them, the idea of identity dissolving and reappearing at every moment.

September 5, 2012

Help Wanted: The Millions Needs a Curiosities and Social Media Intern Superstar – CLOSED 4

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

August 24, 2012

Excerpt: The Opening Paragraphs of D.T. Max’s Every Love Story Is a Ghost Story: A Life of David Foster Wallace 18

The first definitive treatment of David Foster Wallace’s life arrives next week.

July 2, 2012

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2012 Book Preview 50

At 8,700 words strong and encompassing 76 titles, this is the only second-half 2012 book preview you will ever need. Enjoy.

April 16, 2012

Exclusive: The Missing Pages of Laurent Binet’s HHhH 16

“Inventing a character in order to understand historical facts is like fabricating evidence. Or rather, it’s like planting false proof at a crime scene where the floor is already strewn with incriminating evidence.”

March 28, 2012

A Previously Unpublished Scene from The Pale King by David Foster Wallace 15

Eagle-eyed readers looking at the cover of the soon-to-be-released paperback edition of David Foster Wallace’s The Pale King may have noticed the words “With Four Previously Unpublished Scenes.”

February 23, 2012

Where We Write 33

As our Millions staffers share in their illustrated entries, when we write, we’re making due (often happily!) with offices, studio apartments, coffee shops, and guest bedrooms.