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Writing with Fewer Limitations: The Millions Interviews Natasha Brown

The world of high finance tends to figure in thrillers rather than slim literary novels. Now comes Natasha Brown to disrupt that presumption. Brown, who is young, Black, and British, takes readers inside the experience of a young Black, British woman working in the City of London. Brown’s unnamed protagonist and narrator may be “succeeding” in her...

Kaveh Akbar Refuses to Flatten His Poetry

At the Rumpus, Kaveh Akbar discusses his newest poetry collection, Pilgrim Bell, and why he avoids giving literal explanations for his work. “To reduce a poem to a purely autobiographical, experiential reading feels limiting to me,” Akbar explains. “To reduce a poem to an ‘aboutness’ seems limiting to me. The poet Allen Grossman said, ‘A poem is about...

Lan Samantha Chang Channels Dostoyevsky in Her Latest Novel

Lan Samantha Chang, director of the prestigious University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop, is an avid knitter. “I can’t stop knitting—I think it must be part of my creative process, just moving my hands,” the 56-year-old says over Zoom from Berlin, where she’s finishing a fellowship at the American Academy. In fact, while working on her latest novel, The...

Sofi Thanhauser’s Sweeping History of Getting Dressed

At The Guardian, Kathryn Hughes reviews Sofi Thanhauser’s Worn, a wide-ranging exploration of the materials our clothes are made of and how they impact our daily lives and the planet. Thanhauser takes readers on a trip around the world—from the luxurious courts of Louis Quatorze to the original silk route to modern-day textile factories in southern...

The William Trevor Reader: “The Original Sins of Edward Tripp”

One of the fun things about this exercise is noticing patterns among stories, themes, and otherwise that begin to pop up. “The Original Sins of Edward Tripp” features a similar set-up as “The Penthouse Apartment,” only with the protagonists switched. Where the main character in “The Penthouse Apartment,” Miss Winton, is an elderly woman forced to endure...

Tuesday New Release Day: Starring Darnielle, Allende, White, and More

Here’s a quick look at some notable books—new titles from John Darnielle, Isabel Allende, Edmund White, 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 Millions keep churning out great books coverage? Then become a member today. Devil House by John Darnielle...

Daphne Palasi Andreades Seeks Deeper Truths from Fiction

At Pen America, Daphne Palasi Andreades discusses her debut novel, Brown Girls, and why stories remain an essential part of her life. “Stories have helped me understand myself and the world more deeply,” she says. “They’ve allowed me to feel less alone, taught me new things, helped me consider other perspectives; they’ve sparked my imagination, transported...

Living Less in the Future: The Millions Interviews Rachel Krantz

I read Open: An Uncensored Memoir of Love, Liberation, and Non-Monogamy in a single day and night, unable to put it down. Whether it was the complex and heartrending story of award-winning journalist Rachel Krantz’s first non-monogamous relationships or the contextual research that she uses to put her personal experiences in service of an examination...

Sheila Heti Transforms Her Diaries Into Autofiction

At Literary Hub, Walker Kaplan takes a look at Sheila Heti’s new autofictional, alphabetical newsletter, available exclusively to New York Times subscribers. This started out as Heti’s “procrastination project,” which took her decades to create and involved importing her diaries into Excel, sorting sentences in alphabetical order, and searching for...

Sequoia Nagamatsu Explores the Full Spectrum of Grief

At the Star Tribune, Sequoia Nagamatsu discusses his debut novel, How High We Go in the Dark, which explores what happens when a virus is unleashed on the planet. Surprisingly, the book does contain moments of humor amid the darkness. “When you’re talking about a tragic event or having lost somebody,” Nagamatsu explains, “you’re going to cry but you’re...

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