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September 3, 2014

Different Times 0

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Last week, I wrote about Josh Weil and Mike Harvkey’s joint book tour, which sees the two driving a Prius across America to promote their latest novels. Now, in their latest dispatch, they reflect on the differences between writers like themselves and midcentury writers like Andre Dubus and Norman Mailer.

September 3, 2014

“Still full of ideas” 0

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“Although comfortable with solitude, he admits: ‘I couldn’t write all the time. As a writer, you have to come out into the world. I don’t have a Salinger or a Pynchon impulse. There are so many things to do that are interesting.’” Talking with Ian McEwan.

September 3, 2014

New Rooms 0

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Roald Dahl’s estate has released a 1961 draft chapter of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The draft reveals a number of little-known characters the author later excised from the book. It also reveals that, at one point, the story featured as many as 10 golden tickets. The Guardian has the draft chapter in full.

September 3, 2014

Building Buzz and Finding Readers: A Conversation with My Publicists 2

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That’s part of the publicist’s job — to help communicate how each writer’s story and book is unique.

September 3, 2014

O Detroit 0

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You may have heard that our own Bill Morris has a new book on shelves. He talked about it with fellow Millions staff writer and California author Edan Lepucki. At the LARB, Diana Clarke reviews the book, which she calls “a sharp critique of the contemporary American post-racial narrative,” among other things.

September 3, 2014

A Few Last Words 0

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It’s been a year since Nobel laureate and Irish poet Seamus Heaney passed away. His publishers are releasing a final collection of his poetry in November. In The Irish Independent, a brief retrospective on Heaney’s legacy, which includes his wife’s unique way of expressing her gratitude to his friends. You could also read Trent Morris’s […]

September 3, 2014

Back from the Land: The Millions Interviews Donald Antrim 5

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My ambition is to disappear entirely, as much as I can, from a reader’s awareness.

September 2, 2014

Hints of Granite 0

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Recommended Reading: Charles Simic on drinking wine in New Hampshire.

September 2, 2014

Color Lines 0

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At Bookforum, Alexander Benaim reads the latest novel by Jess Row, which I wrote about as part of our most recent book preview. The novel poses a charged, intriguing question: what would happen if it were possible to change your race? (It might also be a good time to read the author’s Year in Reading entry along with our […]

September 2, 2014

Women in Clothes: A Collaborative Endeavor 0

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If fashion is divisive, then literature may be the opposite. It creates camaraderie.