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April 25, 2017

Life-Long Obsessions: The Millions Interviews Claire Cameron 1


Grief doesn’t go away, it’s something you live with. And hopefully it becomes something that makes you stronger. I suppose that’s why it keeps coming up in my work, because I’m trying to figure it out.

March 30, 2017

Writers and Money: The Millions Interviews Manjula Martin 2


What concerns me is that the position of art in capitalism typically means that people, myself included, with slightly (or vastly) more economic privilege, are the only people who are writing.

March 28, 2017

Thinking Another Person’s Thoughts: The Millions Interviews Brit Bennett 3


I’ve had young black women tell me that this is the first book they’ve encountered that portrayed young black women with emotional depth. I’m glad people are responding that way, but that also makes me deeply sad.

March 22, 2017

Encouraging People To Fail: The Millions Interviews Patty Yumi Cottrell 0


The navigation of the madness of the world is endless.

March 14, 2017

You Can’t Go Wrong With Heart: The Millions Interviews Jami Attenberg 6


I had no doubt in my mind that I wanted a collective female energy to buoy this book. We’re always steering the fucking ship, whether it’s acknowledged or not.

March 10, 2017

Laird Hunt Grapples with the Past: The Millions Interview 0


I don’t know how we get off this road of whiteness and onto some other. I do know that it’s real and we can’t afford abstractions when we discuss it and think about it and fight it.

March 7, 2017

Whole Lives Are Dedicated to Not Thinking About Something: The Millions Interviews Dan Chaon 2


I pretended to be my own creation, no nature or nurture either, just a self-invented person. See? I’m just like you, readers of The Millions.

February 27, 2017

Mark O’Connell Doesn’t Want to Be a Cyborg: The Millions Interview 3


I think that artificial intelligence, when it comes — and it will come, I believe — is going to displace huge numbers of workers. And that’s a crisis, but it’s also a crisis that’s inherent in the logic of capitalism.

February 24, 2017

Ethel Rohan Wants You to Know What It’s Like to Be Marginalized: The Millions Interview 0


I think fiction does have that power to humanize, to generate empathy.

February 17, 2017

Heather O’Neill Wants You to Reclaim Your Sense of Wonder: The Millions Interview 0


Whenever I finish a book, I put it down and the world seems to explode with new meanings. On some level, literature assumes that every reader is a child.