Year in Reading Archives - Page 68 of 76 - The Millions

December 12, 2007

A Year in Reading: Rudolph Delson 0

by

Rudolph Delson’s debut novel, Maynard & Jennica, was published by Houghton Mifflin in September. He lives in Brooklyn and, as he is writing this biographical blurb, he has the flu. It’s pretty gross, especially when he coughs. Aside from not dying from the flu and his novel, he can think of no accomplishments worth recounting. […]

December 12, 2007

A Year in Reading: Junot Díaz 1

by

Junot Díaz’s fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Best American Short Stories. His highly-anticipated first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, was published this year. His debut story collection Drown was also a national bestseller My favorite books of the year? The Radiance of the King by […]

December 11, 2007

A Year in Reading: Martha Southgate 5

by

Martha Southgate is the author of three novels, most recently, Third Girl From The Left. Her previous novel, The Fall of Rome, was named one of the best books of 2002 by Jonathan Yardley of the Washington Post. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children and is at work on a new […]

December 11, 2007

A Year in Reading: James Hynes 0

by

James Hynes is the author of three novels, The Wild Colonial Boy, The Lecturer’s Tale, and Kings of Infinite Space, and a book of novellas, Publish and Perish. He’s a Michigander, but he’s lived in Austin, Texas, since 1995. Hynes adds, “I have a new novel that is, if I’d only get my ass in […]

December 11, 2007

A Year in Reading: Alex Rose 0

by

Alex Rose is a co-founder and editor of Hotel St. George Press. He is the author of the The Musical Illusionist and Other Tales, praised by Library Journal as “a potential cult classic” and the Village Voice as “uncanny.” His stories and essays have appeared in the Reading Room, McSweeney’s, the North American Review, the […]

December 10, 2007

A Year in Reading: Matt Ruff 1

by

Matt Ruff is the author of Fool on the Hill, the award-winning Set This House in Order, and, most recently, Bad Monkeys. This year, while millions of Harry Potter fans celebrated and mourned the end of their favorite series, a much smaller but no less devoted group of readers marked another literary milestone: the publication […]

December 10, 2007

A Year in Reading: Zachary Lazar 0

by

Zachary Lazar is the author of Sway. I have mixed feelings about the best new book I read this year, Denis Johnson’s Tree of Smoke, which just won the National Book Award. The novel reminded me at different times of Apocalypse Now, Dr. Strangelove, Ecclesiastes, and Waugh’s A Handful of Dust. Four hundred pages in, […]

December 10, 2007

A Year in Reading: Peter Ho Davies 1

by

Peter Ho Davies is the director of graduate program in creative writing at the University of Michigan. He is the author of two short story collections, The Ugliest House in the World and Equal Love, and a novel, The Welsh Girl On the Vanishing of Large Creatures by Susan Hutton: Susan Hutton’s remarkable debut was […]

December 9, 2007

Year in Reading: Mark Sarvas 0

by

Mark Sarvas is the host of literary blog The Elegant Variation and author of Harry, Revised, to be published by Bloomsbury in May 2008. I suspect there might be something inherently unfair in asking about best books any year that J.M. Coetzee has a new novel out. He is truly sui generis and seems to […]

December 9, 2007

A Year in Reading: Carolyn Kellogg 0

by

Carolyn Kellogg is a displaced Angeleno getting her MFA in fiction at the University of Pittsburgh. She blogs about books at www.pinkyspaperhaus.com. What Makes Sammy Run by Budd Schulburg. A classic Hollywood novel that was a surprise hit in 1941, it’s set in the thirties and plays as kind of a twisted Gatsby. And it’s […]