Articles by Garth Risk Hallberg

December 4, 2014

A Year in Reading: Garth Risk Hallberg 5

This is a terrific novel. I couldn’t help wishing, as I did with so much of what I read this year, that my old man was still around, that I might recommend it to him.

December 4, 2013

A Year in Reading: Garth Risk Hallberg 15

Probably the single most perfect book I encountered in 2013 — it didn’t just reward my attention; it commanded it.

July 9, 2013

The Bolaño Syllabus: A Final Reckoning 9

What you need to read, what you might want to, and what you can pass over without losing sleep.

June 28, 2013

Artisans of the Bardic Breath 0

A couple weeks back, Jonathan Callahan published a crackerjack essay here on Volume 2 of Karl Ove Knausgaard‘s My Struggle. Little did we know that, even as he was writing it, he was being interviewed about his own literary debut, The Consummation of Dirk, by none other than…Rick Moody.

May 21, 2013

Brooklyn is Coming to Eat Your Children 0

The reach of literary Brooklyn grows ever larger, as local hub BookCourt mounts a $300,000 campaign to convert the “Bibliobarn,” 160 miles north in the Catskills, into a “bookshop, event space, and writers’ retreat.” Upstaters, lock up your house-cured salume and artisinally sharpened pencils!

May 3, 2013

This Could Be Big 0

After winning a $100,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation, what do you do for an encore? How about staging “fifty days of lectures, discussions, and debates” about what the future ought to look like? How about enlisting the likes of Laurie Anderson, Samuel Delany, Rachel Kushner, and Norman Rush as ringmasters? How about having […]

April 17, 2013

How to Treat an “Apocalyptic Hangover” 2

The second issue of the new journal Music & Literature is a feast for Krasznahorkai enthusiasts and neophytes alike, with some 70 pages of previously untranslated fiction, interviews, and essays, along with critical context on the “Hungarian Master of the Apocalypse.” Alas, only George Szirtes‘ essay and an interview with translator Ottilie Mulzet are available […]

April 13, 2013

Good Gugge-mugga! 2

Congratulations to the new group of Guggenheim Fellows in fiction and nonfiction, which, in addition to such luminaries as Kiran Desai and Colson Whitehead, includes past Millions contributors J.C. Hallman, Terese Svoboda, and Ben Marcus.

March 22, 2013

More Adler 0

It’s turning into Speedboat Week here, so why not spend the weekend with some of Renata Adler‘s most renowned nonfiction? Her controversial reassessment of Pauline Kael (featuring “A Limitless Capacity to Inquire,” one of the best found poems you’ll ever read) is at the NYRB, and her deep dive into l’affaire Lewinski can be found […]

March 13, 2013

Lydia Millet, Dark Princess of Love 0

Lydia Millet’s most recent novel, Magnificence, is the third in a trilogy, and a reminder of what a significant body of work she’s been building over the last decade.  The Point offers the best overview of that work you’re likely to find anywhere. Millet’s “equal parts” Ben Marcus and Jonathan Franzen, writes Tom Dibblee, “but […]