Notable Articles Archives - The Millions

July 13, 2016

Most Anticipated, Too: The Great Second-Half 2016 Nonfiction Book Preview 8


Break out the beach umbrellas and the sun block. It’s shaping up to be a very hot summer (and fall!) for new nonfiction.

July 6, 2016

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2016 Book Preview 25


While it’s true that no single list could ever have everything worth reading, we think this one — at 9,000 words and 92 titles — is the only 2016 second-half book preview you’ll need.

January 11, 2016

Most Anticipated, Too: The Great 2016 Nonfiction Book Preview 3


Set aside some space on those bookshelves. This is looking to be a very, very good year for nonfiction.

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.

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 17, 2015

How to Title Every Book You Ever Write 4


Get out your favorite album. Rank the tracks in order of how much you like them. Take the fourth song. Print out the lyrics to that song and black out any that are well known. From the remaining lyrics, choose either the first or second half of a complete thought. Note: It must be meaningless out of context.

July 16, 2015

Dispatches From the Content Factory: On the Rise and Fall of the New Creative Class 25


We were all replaceable and we knew it. Behind us stood an army of graduates with too much student debt and parents asking about the utility of their degree in the humanities.

July 6, 2015

Most Anticipated: The Great Second-Half 2015 Book Preview 18


If you like to read, we’ve got some news for you. The second-half of 2015 is straight-up, stunningly chock-full of amazing books.

June 8, 2015

The Audacity of Prose 55


Writers should realize that the novels that are remembered, that become monuments, would in fact be those which err on the part of audacious prose, which occasionally allow excess rather than those which package a story — no matter how affecting — in inadequate prose.