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[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Debate over schooling
What is education for?

[The Millions] A Melancholy Tightrope Act: The Beautiful Spectacle of Sabrina Orah Mark’s ‘Wild Milk’
The stories in Sabrina Orah Mark’s newest collection, Wild Milk, are as careful, diamond-sharp, and surprising as the narrative poems of Elizabeth Bishop. Dorothy, a publishing project, which is committed to “works of fiction or near fiction or about fiction, mostly by women,” has, for nearly

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Within an inch
It’s not going well

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Anand Giridharadas with Joy-Ann Reid: Winners Take All | Author Talks

[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 blog.

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Salman’s Saudi Arabia
Jamal Khashoggi’s disappearance comes as autocrats are growing bolder in their brutality

[The Millions] Reading Vonnegut to Cope with Death
I received the call late on a Saturday night. I live in Europe, far from my home in the U.S., so receiving a call from my mother at 10 p.m. my time (1 p.m. her time) was never unusual. But when the tone of her voice on the other line was a distinct “Hi,” choking the usual sing-songy enthusiasm

[Guardian Books Blog] Not the Booker prize 2018: Rebecca Ley wins with Sweet Fruit, Sour Land
The judges have overturned the public vote and awarded the 2018 prize to Rebecca Ley’s post-apocalyptic visionThe public vote is in. And, oh boy. It’s close.Here are the tallies: Continue reading...

[Guardian Books Blog] Poem of the week: Manhattan by Lola Ridge
An intensely dynamic vision of New York City in the early 20th century raises questions about its gilded allureManhattanOut of the night you burn, Manhattan,In a vesture of gold – Span of innumerable arcs,Flaring and multiplying – Gold at the uttermost circles fadingInto the tenderest hint of

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Maryse Conde Wins the “Alternative Nobel”
The “Alternative Nobel Prize” in literature has been awarded to the Guadeloupean novelist Maryse Condé, author of novels including Desirada, Segu, and Crossing the Mangrove. The New Academy Prize was created after the Nobels were canceled this year, and serve “as a reminder that literature

[Salon Books] Bourdain collaborator Joel Rose: “Anthony was just as your mom saw him on TV”
Anthony Bourdain’s co-author on their new graphic novel “Hungry Ghosts” — and on the tragedy of Bourdain’s death

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Climate change is going to revolutionize politics
Today’s crises call on humanity to act collectively, but this possibility seems more and more remote

[The Millions] Noir Is All About Bad Decisions: The Millions Interviews William Boyle
The novels of the Oxford-based, Brooklyn-born author William Boyle are replete with dire circumstances, gallows humor and instantly iconic characters. An unapologetic disciple of the noir masters of the past, his work invokes both the mind-bending moral dilemmas of James M. Cain and the elegantly

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Drifting away
Having a renaissance

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Richard Powers: The Waterstones Interview

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Stephen Elliott files lawsuit over “Shitty Media Men” list; Haruki Murakami on political chaos
Stephen Elliott has filed a lawsuit against Shitty Media Men List creator Moira Donegan for emotional distress and libel, The Cut reports. Other defendants included in the suit are several anonymous contributors to the list, who Elliott plans to identify by subpoenaing metadata from Google.   At

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: The right to vote
How voter suppression became a political weapon in American politics

[The Millions] To Rip It Up and Start Again: Jeff Jackson’s ‘Destroy All Monsters’
Like many kids who grew up in small towns where there wasn’t much to do, I spent my adolescence going to punk rock shows. I wasn’t an actual punk, mind you. While other kids bleached their hair and affixed Black Flag patches to their backpacks, I wore Wrangler jeans and ill-fitting

[Salon Books] Netflix’s “The Haunting of Hill House” will keep you up at night
The new adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s classic novel feels real enough to stay with you

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Interpretations of political theory
Political philosophy, the discipline best suited

[The Millions] The Millions Top Ten: September 2018
We spend plenty of time here on The Millions telling all of you what we’ve been reading, but we are also quite interested in hearing about what you’ve been reading. By looking at our Amazon stats, we can see what books Millions readers have been buying, and we decided it would be fun to use

[The Millions] A Mysterious Respect for Lies: On Éric Vuillard’s ‘Order of the Day’
The sun is a cold star. It’s heart, spines of ice. Its light, unforgiving. In February, the trees are dead, the river petrified, as if the springs had stopped spewing water and the sea could swallow no more. These ominous lines open Éric Vuillard’s The Order of the Day, which won France’s

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Figure out
Strategies to expand

[Book Forum] VIDEO: Monica Hesse | American Fire

[Book Forum] PAPER TRAIL: Colson Whitehead working on new novel; National Book Award finalists announced
Colson Whitehead is working on a new novel. Inspired by the real-life story of the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, The Nickel Boys follows two black teens sent to a reform school in 1960s Florida. “It was emblematic of so many injustices that go on every day that you never hear about,”

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: Democrats rally
Will the Democrats wake up before 2020?

[Salon Books] Investigative reporter Craig Unger: “Trump has had contacts with the Russian mafia for 35 years”
Author of “House of Trump, House of Putin” on the president’s long history with Russian oligarchs and murky money

[The Millions] Trump’s Got Mail: About Those Great Love Letters from Kim Jong Un
At a campaign rally in West Virginia over the weekend, Donald Trump alternated between bluster over the Brett Kavanaugh nomination and starry-eyed musing over his surprising new relationship with North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un. “We fell in love,” Trump said. “No really. He wrote me

[Book Forum] OMNIVORE: American democracy
The culture democracy requires

[The Millions] Facts That Turn Out to Be Fiction: Ann Cummins and Sarah Stone on Writing, Landscape, and Family
We met in 2002, when we were teaching at Pima Writers Workshop. Later that summer, we were fellows, and roommates, at Bread Loaf Writers Conference. For nearly a decade and a half, we’ve been friends and in the same writers’ group, reading each other’s stories, plays, novels, and nonfiction,

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