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[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Tipping point on climate change
The case for a Green New Deal

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Dave Cullen
Sadly, Denis Johnson is no longer my favorite living author. But he knew death was coming, and left us with his best work since Jesus’ Son—which spent a few decades as my favorite book in my lifetime*. That’s a lot to live up to, and I was a bit disappointed by the first two stories, which

[Book Forum] VIDEO: April Ryan, "Under Fire"

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Anna Wiener
I spent a lot of this year trying to write a book: lying on the floor, making spaghetti, chewing on my fingernails, staring at the wall, reading. I wanted to figure some things out, and surrounded myself with books that I thought would help. Instead of reading them, I got distracted. I read an

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Rising up
The case for holding

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Hisham Matar
I just finished writing a book on a month I spent in Siena. There are paintings there that have for a long time exacted a strange pull on me. The book, called A Month in Siena, is in part an attempt to think about why these pictures have fascinated me for so long. One of the best books I read on

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: John Boehner writing a memoir; Jessica Hopper on her idealistic youth
Former House Speaker John Boehner is working on a memoir, Politico reports. Notes From a Smoke-Filled Room will cover Boehner’s Washington career and harkens back to “a bygone era when bipartisan deals were negotiated by party leaders behind closed doors rather than in front of the cameras and

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Ingrid Rojas Contreras
2018 has been politically dismal, but buoyant on the literary front, and the confluence of these two things have made this a year in slow reading for me. During the most difficult time in my life, when I left my home country 20 years ago, I only had one short story collection with me. It was a

[The Millions] Tuesday New Release Day: Bly; Friedman; Ammons; ASME
Out this week: The Collected Poems of Robert Bly; Petty Theft by Nicholas Friedman; The Complete Poems of A.R. Ammons: Volume 1; and The Best American Magazine Writing 2018. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview. The post Tuesday New Release Day: Bly;

[Guardian Books Blog] Tips, links and suggestions: what are you reading this week?
Your space to discuss the books you are reading and what you think of themAre you on Instagram? Then you can be featured here by tagging your books-related posts with #GuardianBooksScroll down for our favourite literary linksRead more Tips, links and suggestions blogsWelcome to this week’s

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Katie Kitamura
Below are a handful of the many excellent books that got me through the year. As a list, it’s far from exhaustive, and not particularly systematic. But at some point I realized that it was entirely female writers in translation, and that the work of many translators I admire is included below.

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Global migration
Globalization, cosmopolitanism, and migration

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Paul Auster & Luc Sante | The New York Trilogy Manuscript Edition

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Over and over
Theory you’ve never heard of

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Steph Opitz
Longtime listener, first-time caller. I’m excited to be here talking about my Year in Reading. This was the first full year in almost a decade that I didn’t have a monthly column in Marie Claire magazine to write about forthcoming books. As a result, my reading had less structure than usual. I

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Margaret Wilkerson Sexton
I was proud of the literature published and celebrated this year. It is always hard to choose, but especially at a time like now, when there are so many rich, nuanced, and courageous stories being told, when no single perspective is monopolizing the narrative. Still, these are just a few of the

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The battle over monopoly power
We need to go beyond trustbusting to rein in Silicon Valley

[Book Forum] MISCELLANEOUS: The Great Divide: Russia and the West
The events of the past few years have created a glaring divide between Russia and the West, How and why did this happen, In the West, the story of how relations with Russia descended to their current abysmal level is often told as one of an ominous drift, under Putin, back toward a Soviet-style

[Book Forum] DAILY REVIEW: Fighting Words
A biography details the battles of a legendary reporter

[Guardian Books Blog] Poem of the week: To a Lady … by Elizabeth Moody
A canny verse from ‘the Muse of Surbiton’ takes a wry look at ageing at the same time as flattering its subject’s beauty extravagantlyTo a Lady Who Sent the Author a Present of a Fashionable BonnetSince you are, dear madam, so favoured by time,That he seems to have granted a lease of his

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Pitchaya Sudbanthad
I began my reading year with a book both beautiful and sad for me: The Largesse of the Sea Maiden by Denis Johnson, whose memorial I had the honor of earlier attending. The recollections by family and friends who knew him as more than an author reminded me of our collective loss on his passing.

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Sam Lipsyte on the Art of Fiction; The Upcoming Tournament of Books
The Morning News is getting ready for its annual literary competition the Tournament of Books, in which a group of critics pit books directly against each other, with the winners moving ahead, bracket-style, until the final book is left standing. Competitions start in March, but the eighteen

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Jacqueline Krass
This year I read not one, but two books about or by famous Russian male writers’ wives. If there are more of them, which I am certain there are, I would like to read those, too. The first one was Véra: Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov, and I found it via an interview with the writer, Stacy Schiff, in the

[Salon Books] How Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman split emotional labor and "the diva card"

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Adam O’Fallon Price
In June of 2016, I started a podcast with my friend Jesse called Fan’s Notes, about our two favorite topics of discussion: books and basketball. To date, we’ve recorded 58 episodes, a rate of about one book every two weeks. The project has been somewhat time-consuming, and extremely

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Lydia Kiesling
1. My first book was published on September 4, and I was supposed to interview the writer Karl Ove Knausgaard in front of an audience on September 24. In early summer I obtained the six volumes of My Struggle, and the four volumes of the Seasons Quartet. I put these together in a pile and added the

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Sonya Chung
This year was a year of catch-up reading: I found myself busy with books that I really should have read years ago. But without a doubt, when it comes to adventures in gorgeous and transformative literature, better (much better) late than never. Top of my list is Fools by Joan Silber. Silber’s

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Thomas Beckwith
What did I read this year? I read the news, in the morning, although I consistently didn’t want to, although I had trouble denying that reading it was hurting me in grave ways. I lay in bed and stared at my phone and scrolled through logs of disaster, finding out who tweeted, what burned, who

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Carolyn Quimby
2018 was the year I outgrew my bookshelves. Between my boyfriend and myself, we already had a lot of books but this year our shelves began to burst at the seams. Between reviewing gigs, landing on more publicity lists, and my propensity for buying books, there is just not enough space. Stacks of

[The Millions] A Year in Reading: Garth Risk Hallberg
“In the early morning on the lake sitting in the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die.” Ever since I turned 40—that is to say, for a week now—this final sentence of Hemingway‘s “Indian Camp” has been rattling around my




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