February 23, 2015
Writing the final pages of a novel is difficult enough, but then comes the final challenge. It’s the end of the end, the last stop on the line, the dazzling dismount: a damn good closing sentence.
February 19, 2015
by Cora Currier
The next and final installment of the Neapolitan novels will be brought out in English this year. In the meantime, here are a few suggestions for those hungering for more of Ferrante’s dark Naples and Italian feminist heroines.
February 12, 2015
by Casey Walker
Writing about another culture is like being the central figure in a Franz Kafka novel: You need to understand you’re guilty even before you’ve been convicted, even before you can articulate what you’re guilty of. And you must live with the knowledge of that guilt and absorb it into your project rather than seeking to expunge it.
January 26, 2015
But by paying close attention to how a writer constructs sentences, we can begin to see how the larger structure of the novel is built.
January 6, 2015
I recently spoke with a range of authors who shared the best piece of writing advice they ever received. Some answers were brief and memorizable, some were longer and drew me into the author’s world and creative process.
January 5, 2015
At 9,000 words strong and encompassing 91 titles, this is the only 2015 book preview you will ever need.
December 29, 2014
by C. Max Magee
Before we get into 2015, let’s take a look at what was keeping readers interested on The Millions in 2014.
December 24, 2014
For all those readers unwrapping shiny new devices, here are some links to get you going.
December 2, 2014
This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.
December 1, 2014
For the past few years, The Millions has offered a holiday gift list for writers. This year we’d like to give readers their due, with a list of bookish treats. Because where would writers be without readers? Also, let’s face it: discriminating and avid readers can be as difficult to shop for as cranky writers.