Articles by Paul Morton

November 7, 2011

The Millions Interview: Alan Hollinghurst Answers his Critics 5

“I was so hoping that we could get beyond the whole gay writer thing now, which I feel stuck in.”

October 4, 2011

“Horrible things happen everywhere”: The Millions Interview with Craig Thompson 5

“There’s a very offensive Islamophobia that happens in the media. But then there’s also this overly-PC, liberal reaction to tiptoe around a lot of subjects which I think is its own form of insult.”

June 30, 2011

The Millions Interview: David Bezmozgis 1

“The parts of Solzhenitsyn that are funny aren’t there because he artificially introduced them. They’re there because he’s trying to authentically replicate what life was like. And I’m trying to do the same.”

April 26, 2011

The Millions Interview: Shaun Tan 3

Good picture books are meant to be read more than once in order to be properly understood, and the artist takes advantage of the brevity to insert layers of ideas, one on top of another, rather than set out along a linear string. (Warning: gorgeous Shaun Tan artwork inside)

July 8, 2010

The Millions Interview: Gene Luen Yang 6

“I just feel we know when we see someone with buckteeth and super slanted eyes that that’s supposed to be outdated. Right? But then a lot of these sorts of things keep popping up in our culture.”

May 27, 2010

The Millions Interview: Roxana Saberi 1

“After I recanted my false confession, my main interrogator essentially told me he knew I was not a spy.”

March 30, 2010

The Millions Interview: Kati Marton 5

“We had to learn Russian. We had to learn marching songs. In my case, I had to watch the Hungarian Secret Police drag my parents away. So kids grow up really fast in that kind of a system. At age six I already knew what I could say outside our apartment, and what I couldn’t. Sometimes I made mistakes.”