Welcome to The Millions, an online publication devoted to books, arts, and culture.

Founded by C. Max Magee in 2003, The Millions began as part of the early wave of “book blogs” but soon evolved into a thriving online magazine. We publish reviews, essays, and interviews, as well as our biannual Great Book Previews and annual Year in Reading series. At a time when literary publications and discourse are in peril, The Millions remains committed to publishing thoughtful and thought-provoking writing about books, arts, and culture in its many guises.

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Sophia Stewart

Staff Writers
Evan Allgood
Sonya Chung
Nick Ripatrazone
Thomas Beckwith
Nick Moran
Bill Morris
Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Adam O’Fallon Price
Il’ja Rákoš
Ed Simon
Jianan Qian
Bryan VanDyke
Jenny Wu

Web Manager
Dani Fishman

Liv Albright

Emeritus Staff

Michael Bourne • Adam Boretz • Kirstin Butler
Claire Cameron • Kate Gavino • Hannah Gersen
Garth Risk Hallberg • Lydia Kiesling • Jacqueline Krass
Jacob Lambert • Edan Lepucki • Emily St. John Mandel
Elizabeth Minkel • Ismail Muhammad • Chigozie Obioma
Mark O’Connell • Janet Potter • Zoë Ruiz
Michael Schaub • Matt Seidel • Carolyn Quimby
Kaulie Lewis Watson • Anne K. Yoder


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