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June 7, 2016

Neither Gift nor Curse: The Millions Interviews Rumaan Alam 0

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Novels can do whatever the writer asks them to. It may not work, but you can always ask.

June 3, 2016

Messing with People’s Expectations: The Millions Interviews Mark Binelli 0

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I love the idea of grafting details from my life — a white Italian-American living in 2016, in his 40s — grafting that onto the life of a black singer born in Cleveland in the late-1920s. Being able to mix all that stuff together was really appealing to me.

June 3, 2016

Living in a World with No Future: The Millions Interviews Matthew Neill Null 6

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We curate ourselves for mass consumption. But real speech tears at the veil. What we say that is not recorded. Drunken confession. Botched jokes. The rejected advance. Campfire at a deer camp. The novel as village gossip.

May 23, 2016

Svetlana Alexievich Is No Useful Idiot 6

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“The idea of real, substantive equality is eternal. It’s beautiful. But somehow, in the Russian application of it, it always ends in a river of blood.”

May 11, 2016

I Was Never Big on Fitting In: The Millions Interviews MariNaomi 0

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My childhood journals are creepy. I would fly into rages about things. When I’m reading myself as a kid, I think, ugh, maybe that’s why I don’t like kids, because I didn’t like myself as a kid. What a little brat I was.

May 5, 2016

Places That Fall Into Ruin: The Millions Interviews Geoff Dyer 0

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I’m glad I’m capable of disappointment because that shows I still have high hopes for the world.

May 5, 2016

The Novel Still Exists: The Millions Interviews Don DeLillo 3

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“I’ve been thinking lately, I’m not sure why, about my earlier novels, and I’m quite surprised how little I recall of them. I don’t know whether it’s liberating or worrying.”

May 2, 2016

All of This Is Mine: A Conversation with Victor LaValle 0

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This supernatural horror as allegory for virulent racism is what has increasingly tarnished H.P. Lovecraft’s legacy, and what makes Victor LaValle’s rebuke so sharp.

May 2, 2016

Going Places No One Else Goes: The Millions Interviews Pamela Erens 1

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I knew from the start that Eleven Hours would be short, because of the time frame and because there were only so many uterine contractions I could describe without losing my shit.

April 28, 2016

Fiction Is a Trudge, Poetry Is a Dance: On Poet Novelists 1

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The murky area between genres has always been the place where I feel most at home.