Announcements

May 3, 2009

The Day After 3

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We had great fun on The Millions’ NYC Indie Bookstore Tour yesterday. Defying the dire forecast, the weather cleared up after the first stop, and it turned out to be a glorious day for walking and looking at books. We met a lot of great people and visited some very cool bookstores. The early consensus […]

May 2, 2009

The Millions’ Bookstore Tour is on for Today (Saturday) 0

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Despite the weather forecast, we have decided to brave the raindrops and proceed with the bookstore tour as planned today (Sunday’s forecast looks worse anyway). We’ll see you at Three Lives at 11am. All the details are available in the updated itinerary.

April 29, 2009

An Updated Itinerary for The Millions’ NYC Indie Bookstore Tour 5

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The NYC Walking Tour is this Saturday, May 2nd, and we’ve got an update to the itinerary and a couple of other notes. First, the itinerary – we have swapped McNally Jackson and Housing Works because Housing Works opens at noon that day. The times listed here are our best guesses, so if you are […]

April 7, 2009

Tonight on 4th Avenue 0

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Tonight’s installment of the Pacific Standard Fiction series in Brooklyn is a special “NYFA night,” featuring three 2008 fiction fellows of the New York Foundation for the Arts. They are: National Book Award-nominee Christine Schutt, author of All Souls; Guggenheim honoree Paul LaFarge, author of Haussmann, or The Distinction; and me. Drink specials will benefit […]

April 2, 2009

Blog Drop: Welcome to themillions.com 8

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We have some exciting news today. I’ve long pined for the perfect url for The Millions and now we finally have it. From now on, The Millions will reside at www.themillions.com. Long-time readers will know that this is in fact the fourth address that the site has had over the years, but I can assure […]

March 26, 2009

Welcome Lydia 2

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We’re welcoming a new regular contributor to the fold today. Lydia Kiesling has shared her “Modern Library Revue” project with The Millions over the last few weeks, and as of today The Millions will become its new home. As a regular contributor, Lydia will also depart from her project to offer up posts on non-“Best […]

March 25, 2009

Join Us: The First Annual Millions Walking Tour of NYC Indie Book Stores 6

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Please see our updated itinerary One of the supreme pleasures of reading is the way adventures begun on the page – or on the screen – take on a life of their own. Since posting our revised and expanded “Walking Tour of New York’s Independent Bookstores” last week, we’ve been overwhelmed by great feedback. Now, […]

March 24, 2009

Anniversary: The Millions Turns 6 2

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The Millions is six years old today. We’re another year deeper, and as in past years it seems an appropriate moment for reflection. Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the shape and format of what we do here. The Millions is ostensibly a blog, a publishing format that seems to have had a brief […]

February 8, 2009

Short Fiction Workshop 0

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I’m teaching another eight-week Short Fiction Workshop, which will begin March 12, 2009. This course differs from previous ones in that, aside from our examinations of published short fiction, we will also be reading nonfiction writing about writing (so far I’ve got Annie Dillard, Italo Calvino and Lewis Hyde on the list – with possible […]

January 19, 2009

Welcome Anne 0

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Join us in welcoming our newest regular contributor at The Millions: Anne K. Yoder is a writer living in Brooklyn. She is the former books editor of KGB Bar Lit, and her writing has appeared in Tin House, BlackBook, and PopMatters. She moonlights as a pharmacist in the West Village. You may remember the two […]