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January 14, 2013

2012 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalists Announced 5

The fiction list includes one of the biggest fiction releases of last year and a book in translation. To our eye, the five make up a well-rounded an interesting mix of titles.

January 7, 2013

Most Anticipated: The Great 2013 Book Preview 57

At 7,900 words strong and encompassing 79 titles, this is the only 2013 book preview you will ever need.

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 28

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 17

“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.”