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May 2, 2011

New Dyer Book 1

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Word of a new book from Millions fave Geoff Dyer has just emerged. (Edit: new in the U.S.; it’s been published previously in the U.K.) The Missing of the Somme, due in August, is a “meditation on World War I.”

May 2, 2011

L.A. Times Book Prize Winners 0

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On Friday, Jennifer Egan won the 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction.  Michael Lewis won in the nonfiction category, and Peter Bognanni won the First Fiction Prize.  See the full list of winners here, and head over to Jacket Copy for some great coverage of the Festival of Books.

May 2, 2011

A Finalist in Our Midst 0

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Sometime Millions contributor Bezalel Stern has been named a finalist in this week’s New Yorker cartoon caption contest. We think he’s got a chance at winning this thing.

May 2, 2011

Bin Laden Book 0

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As the world digests the news of the death of Osama Bin Laden, we offer a recommendation for Lawrence Wright’s masterful book The Looming Tower, which tells the history of Bin Laden and the terrorist movement that led to 9/11.

May 2, 2011

Weekend Prizewinners 0

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Next by James Hynes has been named the winner of The Believer Book Award, and it was announced Friday that Thomas Teal’s translation from the Swedish of Tove Jansson’s The True Deceiver took home the Best Translated Book Award. The book was competing with a shortlist of ten novels in translation.

May 1, 2011

The Millions Top Ten: April 2011 5

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Only at The Millions would a book of rhetoric end up a bestseller.

April 30, 2011

A Scarred World: George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones 6

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While his world looks like fantasy (bastards! dwarves! whores! knights!), and the action revolves around the question of the seven kingdoms’ throne, the focus is on the clashing relationships and motivations of the people involved in the struggle.

April 29, 2011

A Royal Idea 0

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Tired of all this business about the Royal wedding? Try learning about the five easy (even free!) ways you can support The Millions instead. Ta!

April 29, 2011

Bedtime Story 0

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According to the Times, Adam Mansbach’s “children’s book for adults” Go the F–k to Sleep has gone “viral” well in advance of its October release date, at one point climbing all the way to #2 on Amazon. Bonus Link: The Millions Interview with Mansbach.

April 29, 2011

A Gut-Wrenching Account and an Ethical Nightmare 0

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A dissection of Jonathan Franzen’s recent New Yorker essay on David Foster Wallace finds Franzen’s wires showing.