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May 5, 2017

The Millions Top Ten: April 2017 0

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After six months of strong showings, we graduated two titles to The Millions’s Hall of Fame.

May 5, 2017

A Suitable Adaptation 0

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“We are here to take creative risks and to do the sort of work that commercial broadcasters might be more reluctant to do. But we also have a real responsibility and a requirement to reflect a range of British communities.” Bestill our hearts, the BBC is adapting Vikram Seth‘s A Suitable Boy as its first period drama […]

May 5, 2017

Get Yer Free Books Right Here 0

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“This year, Free Comic Book Day turns sixteen years old. The good news: It can drive itself to swim practice now!” NPR’s Monkey See blog provides an irreverent and useful guide to Free Comic Book Day, which is tomorrow, May 6th. “When you read a comic, you are accepting a direct message from one singular honest […]

May 5, 2017

An Inheritance of Lost Mothers 0

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Zambreno casts her mother as lead, mysterious beauty, with cigarette, Coach purse, floppy hat. If she’s present here in literature, it seems there is the potential of moving on.

May 4, 2017

And the Winners of the 2017 Best Translated Book Awards Are… 0

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The winning books will receive $10,000 each (split equally between the authors and translators).

May 4, 2017

The Internet Was Built as a Weapon: The Millions Interviews Jarett Kobek 0

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Everyone who’s doing this has to make a series of moral compromises, and the question these compromises center around is, How big of an audience do you want to have? There’s a way to get your work out there that is legitimate, valid, and enviable, where your ethics aren’t compromised — but the reality of that is that you sell to 500 people.

May 3, 2017

Highlighting the Handmaid 0

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“We lived, as usual, by ignoring. Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.” BookRiot did us all a service by finding out the 10 most highlighted passages of (the e-book edition of) Margaret Atwood‘s The Handmaid’s Tale. You must also read our own Edan Lepucki on reading and re-reading Atwood.

May 3, 2017

The Great Vietnamese Novel(s) 0

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“The literature by Vietnamese and Vietnamese-Americans is out there for anyone who knows how to use Google. But so many here and abroad would rather not know, or when a new Vietnamese author is published, would prefer to say, ‘At last! A voice for the Vietnamese!’ In fact, there are so many voices, for the […]

May 3, 2017

Sportsballers Who Love Books 0

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It’s not often that you hear about an athlete who hosts his own book podcast, but Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck does just that, reports Yahoo News. (Also namechecked for their bibliophilic tendendies in the piece: Pats receiver Malcolm Mitchell and retired baller Donte’ Stallworth.) In addition to the show, where Luck interviews his favorite authors, the QB also […]

May 3, 2017

At the Firing Squad: The Radical Works of a Young Dostoevsky 10

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In the eyes of most literary circles, Dostoevsky was just a one-hit wonder.