The Millions

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The Millions
Available in English
Created by C. Max Magee
Launched 2003; 14 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]


  1. ^ a b C. Max Magee: Appealing to the millions of book enthusiasts since 2003, January 11, 2011
  2. ^ "A Year in Reading 2012". The Millions. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  3. ^ "A Year in Reading 2011". The Millions. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  4. ^ "A Year in Reading 2010". The Millions. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  5. ^ "A Year in Reading 2009". The Millions. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  6. ^ "A Year in Reading 2008". The Millions. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  7. ^ "A Year in Reading 2007". The Millions. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  8. ^ "A Year in Reading: Recap". The Millions. 2011-12-16. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  9. ^ "Fiona Maazel, Author at". The Millions. Retrieved 2016-06-25. 
  10. ^ The New York Times: Nobel for Literature to Be Awarded Thursday, October 3, 2011

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