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December 7, 2011

Another Reason to Subscribe to The Millions 0

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With the US Postal Service facing massive cuts to its budget, Saturday delivery may soon become a thing of the past. Print publications are bracing themselves for this possibility.

December 7, 2011

A Year in Reading: David Bezmozgis 1

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I admire books that can convincingly describe the twists and turns of romance.

December 7, 2011

Financing Cloud Atlas 0

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The multinational production of the (Millions favorite) Cloud Atlas movie, “in all its glorious confusion, also serves as a guidepost to the future of the film business.”

December 7, 2011

Goodreads Choice Awards 0

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The results of this year’s Goodreads Choice Awards are in, and a debut novelist took home Favorite Book of 2011 honors. Veronica Roth, author of Divergent, thanks her fans in this video. Other notable winners include Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 and Tina Fey’s Bossypants, which won the Best Fiction and Best Humor categories, respectively. (They were […]

December 7, 2011

A Year in Reading: Charles Baxter 5

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It’s the kind of risky ambitious storytelling that writers of my generation are often too scared to try.

December 7, 2011

Full Stop Goes Partisan 0

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Here’s a year-end series with some sharp teeth. In the spirit of The Partisan Review‘s provocative questionnaire from 1939, Full Stop is asking dozens of writers “specifically political questions”. The series began yesterday with Marilynne Robinson.

December 7, 2011

Lev Grossman on Aspiring Writers 0

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Lev Grossman offers some words of encouragement for aspiring writers: “because it turns out that talent, whatever that is, and that glowy aura, are only part of the picture.”

December 7, 2011

A Year in Reading: Amy Waldman 4

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It’s awe-inspiring to think how bold Thomas Hardy was for his time.

December 6, 2011

Margaret Cho’s Advice 0

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Margaret Cho’s advice for “hacking it?” Write what you think is funny, not what you think people will like.

December 6, 2011

A Year in Reading: Nathan Englander 2

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Look, here are my notes, my notebooks. Here are the sketches I’ve been working on — now read this book that showed up out of nowhere and plain confirms everything I’ve been dreaming.