Articles by Nick Moran

January 18, 2017

“Can’t you stay? Can’t I go with you?” 0

Recommended Reading: “The Shallows” by Christopher R. Alonso.

January 17, 2017

The Boss’s Papers 0

Bruce Springsteen’s archive is headed to Monmouth University, which is located in his hometown: Long Branch, New Jersey.

January 17, 2017

Ghosts of the Tsunami 0

People Who Eat Darkness author Richard Lloyd Parry’s forthcoming book on the Tōhoku earthquake and its aftermath, Ghosts of the Tsunami, will be released some time in late summer/early fall, and BBC Radio put together a 30-minute teaser to tide you over until then. You can also check out Parry’s moving yet unsettling piece for the […]

January 13, 2017

Here Comes the Rooster 0

The Tournament of Books has returned, and this year’s judges include our own Kirstin Butler!

January 13, 2017

Library Extension 0

A simple web browser extension will tell you if the book you’re reading about online is available at your local library. Currently a Chrome version is available, and Firefox is on the way.

January 12, 2017

to throwback— / and to hell with everything else! 0

Recommended Viewing: 1958 footage of the unveiling of Moscow’s six-meter high monument to Vladimir Mayakovsky. And while you’re at it, read his poem, “An Extraordinary Adventure Which Befell Vladimir Mayakovksy In A Summer Cottage,” which features one of the best closing lines in literature.

January 12, 2017

New Murakami on the Way 0

Today is Haruki Murakami’s birthday, so what better day to announce the title of his next work, Kishidancho Goroshi (Killing Commendatore)? The novel, which is divided in two parts – Arawareru Idea (Emerging Idea) and Utsurou Metaphor (Moving Metaphor) – is slated for a late February release in Japan. As of this writing, very little is […]

January 11, 2017

Marlon James’s Dark Star Trilogy 0

A Brief History of Seven Killings author Marlon James was struck by the whiteness of The Hobbit, and in an interview for Entertainment Weekly, he explains it inspired him to write his own fantasy series based on African epic traditions. “It’s sort of like my being a scholar of African history and mythology, and my […]

January 10, 2017

Stuff it 0

Is it legal to “fatten” a story?

January 9, 2017

It’s lit 0

Recommended Reading: DIAGRAM 16.6.