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December 2, 2008

A Year in Reading: Rosecrans Baldwin 1

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Rosecrans Baldwin’s first novel, You Lost Me There is coming out soon with Riverhead Books. He’s a founding editor of The Morning News. The Dud Avocado by Elaine Dundy was one of my favorite books this year. I was living in Paris and it told stories that resembled way too closely my friends’ mishaps, and […]

December 2, 2008

A Year in Reading: Benjamin Kunkel 3

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Benjamin Kunkel is a founding editor of N+1 and the author of the novel Indecision. His wriiting has appeared in The New York Review of Books, The Nation, and The Believer. There’s a Donald Barthelme story that begins (roughly), “I thought I had understood capitalism. But I had only adopted an attitude – melancholy sadness […]

December 1, 2008

A Year in Reading: Nam Le 0

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Nam Le’s debut collection of short stories, The Boat, was awarded the Dylan Thomas Prize and the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” Award. It was also chosen as a New York Times Notable Book. Le is currently the fiction editor of the Harvard Review. It might seem unadventurous to nominate a book recently proclaimed […]

December 1, 2008

A Year in Reading: Stephen Dodson (Languagehat) 2

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Stephen Dodson is a freelance editor in Hadley, Mass.; he is coauthor of Uglier Than a Monkey’s Armpit, a collection of international curses and insults, and sole proprietor of the blog languagehat.com. As usual, my reading this year has focused on language and Russian history and culture, and I have books to recommend in each […]

December 1, 2008

A Year in Reading 2008 3

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The distractions of a good book have been in high demand this year. A quiet corner and a transporting story offered a reprieve from relentless campaign news not to mention cheap entertainment for the many feeling a sudden impulse for thriftiness. 2008 was a loud year, and this final month seems likely to be only […]

December 26, 2007

Wrapping Up a Year in Reading 33

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With the year drawing to a close, so too is our Year in Reading series. We at The Millions would like to thank all of those who contributed to the series as well as those who helped us put together such a great group of people to participate. We’d also like to thank all of […]

December 24, 2007

A Year in Reading: Garth Risk Hallberg 3

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Garth Risk Hallberg is the author of A Field Guide to the North American Family: An Illustrated Novella, and is a contributor to The Millions. …And what a year it was: the manic highs, the crushing lows and no creamy middle to hold them together. In this way, my reading life and my other life […]

December 21, 2007

A Year in Reading: Robert Englund 0

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Actor Robert Englund is best known for his portrayal of Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street series. He currently resides in Laguna Beach, California with his wife Nancy and his dog Lola. Robert Englund’s Best Books of 2007 (in no particular order): The Maytrees by Annie Dillard Acts of Faith by Phillip Caputo […]

December 20, 2007

A Year in Reading: Dan Kois 0

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Dan Kois edits Vulture, New York magazine’s arts and culture blog. Like many people who work in publishing, feed off of publishing, or report on publishing, I’m constantly reading months or even years ahead. So my 2007 reading experience was unlike that of many of your correspondents; rarely could I find time to dip into […]

December 20, 2007

A Year in Reading: Eli Gottlieb 1

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Eli Gottlieb’s The Boy Who Went Away won the prestigious Rome Prize and the 1998 McKitterick Prize from the British Society of Authors. It also received extraordinary notices and was a New York Times Notable book. Eli Gottlieb’s latest novel, Now You See Him, will be published on January 22, 2008. He lives in Boulder, […]