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[Salon Books] "A fierce kind of patriotism": Fox News' Steve Hilton speaks up for Donald Trump
Fox News' Steve Hilton on how "America First" works: Understanding the populist ideology that drives Donald Trump

[Book Forum] A Marathon Reading of 'The Mueller Report'; Bob Morris Runs for Mayor
Last weekend in Queens, the group Slightly Altered States put together a marathon, 24-hour reading /www.newneighborhood.net/work/filibustered-and-unfiltered-america-reads-the-mueller-report/> of The

[Salon Books] My phone helped me fall in love with books again
Taking a fitness app approach to reading has helped to tame my distracted mind

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[Guardian Books Blog] Poem of the week: Vocation by Carol Ann Duffy
Subtly shifting imagery describes an elusive role, which may or may not be the poet’s ownVocationMore my shadow than my shadow,it is mute, as it must be.I walk it along the world’s wide road,chanting its reticence; what I think it might sayif it could, or wished to. Related: Carol Ann Duffy:

[The Millions] June Preview: The Millions Most Anticipated (This Month)
We wouldn’t dream of abandoning our vast semi–annual Most Anticipated Book Previews, but we thought a monthly reminder would be helpful (and give us a chance to note titles we missed the first time around).  Here’s what we’re looking out for this month—for more

[Book Forum] Bookforum talks with Jacob Tobia
I first discovered Jacob Tobia, the LGBTQ activist, actor, and producer, on Instagram, where their exuberance nearly shatters the three-across, forever-down grid. Jacob’s work advocating for greater

[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 them Are 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] Unconventional Revision: MFA vs. Therapy
1. For emerging writers, often the advice is “find your voice,” but it’s hard to know what that actually means. In the mid 2000s, I began seeking therapy for anxiety and depression, and my doctor gave me writing assignments: He’d ask me to fictionalize events in my real life

[Salon Books] Trolls and clapbacks: Are they the trolls, or am I?
People have opinions about the comics I make about men. It's not always easy to tell critique from harassment

[The Millions] Nicole Dennis-Benn Moves Forward
Nicole Dennis-Benn discusses her latest book, Patsy, a novel that explores issues of motherhood, the working class, sexual identity, and immigration, with Concepción de León. The complicated protagonist of the novel makes a series of difficult decisions throughout the book, forcing Dennis-Benn to

[Book Forum] Just Because You're Paranoid
“Eve Sedgwick, Once More” a eulogy penned by theorist Lauren Berlant about their former mentor, began as follows: “Once upon a time, a very round, very red-headed woman . . . concluded a talk on the

[The Millions] Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Vuong, Arnett, Dennis-Benn, Ohlin, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from the likes of Ocean Vuong, Kristen Arnett, Nicole Dennis-Benn, Alix Ohlin, and more—that are publishing this week. Want to learn more about upcoming titles? Then go read our most recent book preview. Want to help The

[Salon Books] Novelist Jonathan Lethem: "There is no allegory crude enough" to capture Trump's America
Award-winning novelist on his new neo-noir "The Feral Detective" and being "stuck inside Donald Trump's deep dream"

[Book Forum] Lemn Sissay wins PEN Pinter prize; Namwali Serpell on her new novel
This year’s PEN Pinter prize has been awarded /www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/03/pen-pinter-prize-2019-poet-lemn-sissay-wins> to playwright and poet Lemn Sissay. “I met Harold Pinter when I was

[Salon Books] Reviving today’s Ophelias: Mary Pipher on girls and mental health in the digital age
25 years after I first published "Reviving Ophelia," I see social media and online culture creating new challenges

[The Millions] Lambda Literary Awards Names 2019 Winners
The Lambda Literary Awards named its 2019 winners in a ceremony last night in New York City. The annual award, now in its 31st year, celebrates the “best lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender books of the year and affirm[s] that LGBTQ stories are part of the literature of the world.” In

[The Millions] Even the Sun Itself Has Faded: Featured Poetry by Norman Dubie
Our series of poetry excerpts continues with a poem by Norman Dubie from his new book, Robert Schumann Is Mad Again, an eclectic and inventive collection. There’s often an irreverent touch to Dubie’s lines, but his language is painfully precise—with an unnerving feel, as if we are

[Salon Books] "Hilariously Infertile": Karen Jeffries on finding the comedy in reproduction
"People really want to feel like they're not alone, and also to laugh a little bit," the author tells Salon

[Salon Books] 20 Chernobyl books and movies to check out if you're obsessed with HBO's miniseries
With HBO's five-part limited series over, here's how you can continue to investigate the Chernobyl disaster

[The Millions] On American Sonnets
In 1994, Wanda Coleman published American Sonnets, full of sonnets (14 lines, 10 syllables) that—among other things—don’t rhyme. The sonnets in Terrance Hayes’s American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (2018) pay tribute to Coleman, and continue her project of experimentation

[The Millions] Must-Read Poetry: June 2019
Here are five notable books of poetry publishing in June. Sightseer in This Killing City by Eugene Gloria “To whom does God pray? Does He ever sleep? / Why did Judas hang himself?” In Drivers at the Short-Time Motel, Eugene Gloria’s debut back in 2000, the young narrator questions his

[Book Forum] Bookforum talks with Maria Kuznetsova
Maria Kuznetsova was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to the United States with her family as a child. She lent some of her biography to the heroine of her debut novel, Oksana, Behave! The novel’s eleven

[Book Forum] Lambda Literary Award winners announced; Sandi Tan working on "The Idiot" movie
The winners /bookmarks.reviews/congratulations-to-the-winners-of-the-2019-lambda-literary-awards/> of this year’s Lambda Literary Awards have been announced. Honorees include Trustee Award winner

[The Millions] Brett Kavanaugh, The Handmaid’s Tale, and the Witch in the Woods: The Millions Interviews Leni Zumas
 Leni Zumas’s 2018 novel, Red Clocks, which has drawn wide comparisons to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, paints a chilling portrait of a near future in which not only is abortion illegal in the United States, a “Personhood Amendment” to the Constitution prohibits the use of IVF

[The Millions] Kristen Arnett’s Refrigerated Abyss
Writers often stare into the abyss, and as that abyss often takes the form of a refrigerator, the Paris Review has interviewed writers about the contents of their fridges. Kristen Arnett, author of Mostly Dead Things, gives a tour of her refrigerator, stocked with clementines, beer, and pizza

[The Millions] Tayari Jones Wins 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction
Tayari Jones won the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction for her novel An American Marriage.Jones also won the Aspen Words Literary Prize this year, and beat out two Booker Prize winners for the award. Kate Williams, chair of judges for the Women’s Prize, said of An American Marriage:

[The Millions] Why Do Found Texts Fascinate Us So Much?
1. Ghosts A few years ago, on a hike in central Oregon, my niece found this scrap of paper alongside the trail. It reads: “ghosts are people who’s spirits haunt the place they died. Ghosts can be both good and bad. It is posibowl to walk thrugh a ghost.” Later, while we were trying to get our

[Book Forum] Tayari Jones wins Women's Prize; Kristen Arnett on writing about family
Tayari Jones’s An American Marriage has won /www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/05/womens-prize-for-fiction-tayari-jones-novel-an-american-marriage> this year’s Women’s Prize for Fiction. “The shortlist

[The Millions] The Millions Top Ten: May 2019
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] Summer Marketing Season
It’s that time again. Out come the bathing suits, floppy hats, and…beach-focused marketing campaigns? For Vulture, Allison Duncan dissects the category of the “beach read,” noting that the typical beach read is written by a woman, and is probably not about the Byzantine

[The Millions] How a Stranger’s Diary Became One of the Year’s Most Fascinating Books
The text that follows is drawn from a stranger’s diary. I acquired the diary fifteen years ago, at a public estate auction. It was among the unsold items. I removed it from a box on its way to the garbage. It looks like garbage — I am surprised it made it to the auction house at all. These are

[Book Forum] Négar Djavadi wins Albertine Prize; Wayétu Moore on magical realism
Négar Djavadi’s novel Disoriental has won /lithub.com/negar-djavadis-disoriental%e2%80%a8-wins-the-2019-albertine-prize-for-best-french-novel-published-in-the-u-s/> the 2019 Albertine Prize. “By

[The Millions] Hercules for Millennials
Need an afternoon reprieve from the Herculean task of staying awake at work? For McSweeney’s, Brooke Gamble McAdam takes on the myth of Hercules, giving him a millennial spin. Instead of slewing the Nemean Lion, he “[cures] his cat allergies using essential oils.” And instead of

[Salon Books] Trump, the "lying press" and the Nazis: Attacking the media has a history
Donald Trump's attacks on "the enemy of the people" aren't random outbursts. They have a long and troubling history

[Book Forum] The Final Issue of 'Tin House'; Barnes and Noble Sold
The New York Times pays homage to Tin House, the innovative literary journal /www.nytimes.com/2019/06/06/books/tin-house-last-issue.html?smid=tw-nytbooks&smtyp=cur&fbclid=IwAR3qJh2qk2DsB7aq3w2B4m7XcTan7WYU3e895nHaOY7i6lVKzJUv5yzJxl4>

[Guardian Books Blog] Poem of the week: New Order by Fred Johnston
A cancer scare provides a strange and agonised source of inspirationNew OrderI enter a new order of thingslearn the language of blood-tests, platelets,reticulocytes, an Absolute Neutrophil Count,lymphocytes, even the chance, however remote,of Rocky Mountain spotted fever –somehow I am in that zone

[The Millions] Is There a Poet Laureate of the Anthropocene?
“Annihilating all that’s made/To a green thought in a green shade.” –Andrew Marvell, 1681 Sometime in 1612, the genius dramatist, unofficial Poet Laurette, and all-around Falstaffian personality that was the writer Ben Jonson imagined a sort of epic voyage down London’s now-long-lost

[Book Forum] Bookforum talks with Maria Kuznetsova
Maria Kuznetsova was born in Kiev, Ukraine and moved to the United States with her family as a child. She lent some of her biography to the heroine of her debut novel, Oksana, Behave! The novel’s eleven

[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 them Are 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] Best Translated Book Awards Spotlight: The Millions Interviews Laura Cesarco Eglin
Laura Cesarco Eglin’s fantastic translation of Hilda Hilst’s Of Death. Minimal Odes won this year’s Best Translated Book Award in poetry. A week after the prize was announced, Englin and I corresponded about the depth of Hilst’s work and the process of translating Of Death. The Millions:

[Salon Books] Snagglepuss, LGBT hero: Legendary Hanna-Barbera character reborn in new comic series
Comics writer Mark Russell on reviving a beloved cartoon character in a striking tale of pre-Stonewall gay life

[The Millions] Jane Eyre: En Pointe
A fair amount of books have been turned into plays, movies, and television shows, but far fewer have been adapted into a ballet. This summer, the American Ballet Theatre is taking on Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel Jane Eyre. Choreographer Cathy Marston explains the challenges behind

[Guardian Books Blog] The Rings of Saturn opens on to a dizzy range of allusions and illusions
WG Sebald’s beguiling narrative takes in an enormous collection of different topics at the same time as playing seductive games with fact and fictionHere’s a rough list of the different topics WG Sebald touches on during the first 10 pages of The Rings of Saturn:A walk in Suffolk, undertaken by

[The Millions] Tuesday New Release Day: Hemon, Bob-Waksberg, Martins, Awad, and More
Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from the likes of Aleksandar Hemon, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Geovani Martins, Mona Awad, and more—that are publishing this week. Want to learn more about upcoming titles? Then go read our most recent book preview. Want to

[Book Forum] Amber Scorah on writing and religion; Ocean Vuong on anger
Literary Hub rounds up /lithub.com/your-weekly-book-deal-memo-dwyane-wade-madeleine-lengle-jeff-vandermeer-more/> last week’s book deals. Brontez Purnell has sold “a collection of vignettes exploring

[The Millions] The Best Book You’ve Never Read
When Richard Yates’s The Easter Parade came out in 1976, it was a Book of the Month Club selection, alongside Judith Guest’s Ordinary People. Yates—who’d achieved career-making acclaim with his first novel, Revolutionary Road, but less success with subsequent ones—was excited about his

[The Millions] Bodies in Public
In 2014, Édouard Louis published his first book, The End of Eddy, about his traumatic childhood in northern France. He was 21. This year, he published his third, titled Who Killed My Father. The title, he tells The Guardian in an interview, is “not a question; it’s a declaration.”

[The Millions] Stop Hating on Adjectives!
A common admonition in recent creative writing pedagogy is, “Cut as many adjectives as possible.” I would like to propose that this rule springs from mere prejudice. There’s nothing inherently wrong with adjectives; they’re just out of fashion. In fact (and in fiction), they can be used, in

[Book Forum] Columbia Journalism Review creates team of public editors; Literary Hub's summer books preview
Literary Hub offers /lithub.com/the-ultimate-summer-books-preview-of-2019/> “the ultimate summer books preview.” Picks include Colson Whitehead’s The Nickel Boys, Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We’re Briefly


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