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March 7, 2012

USpeak Event in Miami 0

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How many Millions readers reside in Miami? All of you should come check out this USpeak event hosted by the University of Miami’s Creative Writing Program. Students will read verse and short stories, and visiting professor Patricia Engel (author of Vida) will read as well. You can also pick up a copy of Mangrove, the […]

March 7, 2012

Single-Serving Atwood 0

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Ebook purveyor Byliner continues its foray into fiction with a new story by Margaret Atwood: “I’m Starved for You” (Here’s an excerpt)

March 7, 2012

Debating the Book Blurb 0

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We recently offered a look at the odd history of the book blurb here at The Millions. Now the New York Times is looking at this peculiar custom, inviting four contributors to discuss their merits and pitfalls. Among them is our own Bill Morris, who revisits his 2011 essay “To Blurb Or Not To Blurb” […]

March 7, 2012

Fractured World: Hari Kunzru’s Gods Without Men 2

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At its center are Jaz and Lisa Matharu, he Sikh, she Jewish, and their severely autistic son, Raj. When the boy vanishes in the Mojave Desert, the parents are eventually accused of murder. Around them, Kunzru weaves a fiendish web of plots and subplots. The effect is exhilarating.

March 6, 2012

Dispatches from the Red Center 0

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Annalee Newitz asks “What does science fiction tell us about the future of reproductive rights?“

March 6, 2012

A New Collection on Its Way from Junot Díaz 0

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Here’s a book that will be on our July “Most Anticipated” list: a new collection of stories from Junot Díaz called This Is How You Lose Her. The Times has more.

March 6, 2012

at once impressionistic and profound 0

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Rohan Maitzen on Virginia Woolf‘s literary criticism: “What—I can imagine her asking herself, as she writes about other novelists—am I doing, what else can I do, with the novel? Surely figuring this out was always, for her, the underlying project of her criticism.”

March 6, 2012

Les Cousins Dangereux 0

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Downton Abbey, meet Arrested Development: Arrested Downton. Speaking of the stunningly popular Downton, The Missouri Review is having a “non-contest;” enter by channeling the voice of your favorite author to describe the world of the show. Our own Garth Risk Halberg might be able to help you out, with his essay on Downton‘s literary pedigree. […]

March 6, 2012

Our correspondent reports from AWP 0

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Presenting another installment of #LitBeat: The US and UK Poets Laureate at AWP 2012.

March 6, 2012

A New Salvation: Alain de Botton’s Religion for Atheists 1

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A main tenet of de Botton’s thinking is that we should allow ourselves to be transported by secular art and culture, to be moved by it as wholly as religious people are by the Bible or the Koran.