April 30, 2013
by Matt Seidel
There is an almost gravitational pull towards farce that draws everything from Congressional budget negotiations to the badminton competition at the 2012 London Olympics into its field. Several recent farcical works have crafted its chaotic order to predictably entertaining effect. If you missed any of these the first time around, fear not.
April 24, 2013
by Nick Moran
The third (and final) installment in our Great Taxonomy of Literary Tumblrs, featuring Daily Cheever, Neruda Cats, Poets Without Clothes (NSFW), Free Crap on the Side of the Road, and more.
March 13, 2013
It seems to be a Dutch national record: Herman Koch’s novel The Dinner reaching the ninth position on the New York Times bestseller list. It’s time to take a closer look at some newly translated Dutch fiction.
February 14, 2013
by Carolyn Ross
Teenage boys might be closed books, but the ones that they open are those in which the author manages to capture the honest-to-god truth about coming age.
January 23, 2013
Most literary novelists feel relatively confident they can sell copies of their newly published book to their parents, probably to their siblings, maybe (if they haven’t sparred too often over loud music or lawnmowers or leaf blowers) to their neighbors. Whose work gets read outside of America?
January 7, 2013
At 7,900 words strong and encompassing 79 titles, this is the only 2013 book preview you will ever need.
January 2, 2013
by C. Max Magee
Before we get too far into 2013, let’s take a look at what was keeping readers interested on The Millions in 2012.
December 3, 2012
This year’s list is inspired by my e-reader, which I received last year as a Christmas present. It took me most of the year to incorporate it into my reading routine, but now, as more of my reading happens electronically, I’m feeling nostalgic for all things bookish and old-fashioned.
November 27, 2012
This year’s New York Times Notable Books of the Year list is out.
November 27, 2012
by Sarah McCoy
Your agent relationship is akin to a marriage.