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January 5, 2016

The Whispered Language of Secrets and Fears: Ten Poems for People Who Hate Poetry 8


Novels might bore, and short stories can frustrate, but poetry is the only genre of literature that elicits consistent hate.

January 4, 2016

Most Anticipated: The Great 2016 Book Preview 19


While there’s no such thing as a list that has everything, we feel certain this preview — at 8,600 words and 93 titles — is the only 2016 book preview you’ll need.

December 28, 2015

The Best of The Millions: 2015 0


Before we get into 2016, let’s take a look at what was keeping readers interested on The Millions in 2015.

November 30, 2015

The Millions 2015 Gift Guide for Readers, Writers and the People Who Love Them 1


Welcome to The Millions 4th Annual Gift Guide! As usual, we’ve got gifts sure to delight all the writers and readers in your life, and maybe something for your niece—the one you don’t know that well, but who apparently likes books.

November 27, 2015

Before They Were Notable: 2015 2


This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.

November 23, 2015

Born from Books: Six Authors on Their Childhood Reading 0


Reading was a sort of sanctuary to me. Our flat was small and our family had a lot of kids and reading was a way for me to be by myself for a while.

September 29, 2015

The Writer I Was: Six Authors Look Back on Their First Novels 8


One does try to be a good literary citizen, and most of the time it’s a decent country to be citizen of, but other times it feels like you’re wading to middle school through a waist-deep river of shit.

August 11, 2015

Kill Your Darlings: Five Writers on the Cutting Room Floor 0


I did the right thing, erasing the four words from my story. I have been churlish and bitter about it ever since.

August 4, 2015

Car Crush: Why American Writers and Artists Can’t Stop Loving the Automobile 3


Is there any more potent metaphor for the American tendency to wind up, broken and bloody, in a ditch?

August 4, 2015

The Long, Lonely Walk: Hallways in Horror Films 2


Hallway scenes are an essential element of American and international horror films. Hallways are tight, narrow, walled, made for transit — and yet sometimes our most sensitive moments are out in the hall, doors closed behind us. Hallways are places for tense encounters, confusion, and fear.