The Millions

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The Millions
Web address www.themillions.com
Available in English
Created by C. Max Magee
Launched 2003; 11 years ago (2003)

The Millions is an online literary magazine created by C. Max Magee in 2003.[1] It contains articles about literary topics and book reviews.

The Millions has several regular contributors as well as frequent guest appearances by literary notables, including Jeffrey Eugenides, Zadie Smith, Geoff Dyer, Susan Orlean, Jennifer Egan, Ben Marcus, Colum McCann, Chad Harbach, Deborah Eisenberg, Nathan Englander, Philip Levine, Alex Ross, Jonathan Safran Foer, John Banville, Lionel Shriver, Emma Donoghue, Fiona Maazel, Margaret Atwood, Sam Lipsyte, Aimee Bender, Keith Gessen, Lorin Stein, Michael Cunningham, Sigrid Nunez, Hari Kunzru, Jonathan Lethem, Joshua Ferris, William H. Gass, Dana Goodyear, David Shields, Rick Moody, Marco Roth, Rivka Galchen, Sarah Shun-lien Bynum, Elizabeth McCracken, Wells Tower, Helen DeWitt, Junot Diaz, Elif Batuman, Charles D'Ambrosio, Charles Finch, Garth Risk Hallberg, Lauren Groff, Meghan O'Rourke and George Saunders.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

The name was chosen as a play on Magee's name, Maximilian, and because Magee thought the site would be millions of interesting things.[1]

The Millions posted an open letter to the Swedish Academy in 2011 asking it to "stop the nonsense and give Philip Roth a Nobel Prize for Literature before he dies."[10]

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