Articles by Nick Moran

June 5, 2017

The Millions Top Ten: May 2017 0

Norwegian by Night continues its reign over our list.

May 5, 2017

The Millions Top Ten: April 2017 0

After six months of strong showings, we graduated two titles to The Millions’s Hall of Fame.

April 27, 2017

You Are There 0

In writing her novel The Last Neanderthal, which published this week, Millions staffer Claire Cameron relied on Jane Smiley’s motto for writing historical fiction: “you are there.” Bonus: Don’t miss our interview with Cameron, in which she describes her many “life-long obsessions.”

April 26, 2017

Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists 1

Once a decade, Granta publishes a special “Best of Young American Novelists” issue featuring work from American fiction writers under the age of forty. The latest list includes Millions staffer and City on Fire author Garth Risk Hallberg, as well as Lauren Groff, Yaa Gyasi, Ottessa Moshfegh, and Claire Vaye Watkins, to name just a […]

April 26, 2017

Fire It Up 0

Michael B. Jordan was tapped to play Montag in HBO’s adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The project, which will also star Michael Shannon as Beatty, is currently under development. (Bonus: Tanjil Rashid on “Bradbury’s Middle East Connection“)

April 25, 2017

“In the end, everything turns out / right” 0

Recommended Reading: “An Old Man, Full of Days” by Matthew Minicucci.

April 24, 2017

Robert M. Pirsig Dead at 88 0

Robert M. Pirsig, author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance and Lila: An Inquiry Into Morals, died today at the age of 88, according to a statement released by his publisher. Pirsig’s work explored a system of thought called the “Metaphysics of Quality,” which has been defined as “a thesis that quality is the […]

April 24, 2017

2017’s Independent Bookstore Day 0

Next Saturday (April 29) is Independent Bookstore Day! If you’re looking for a place to celebrate, check out our staff recommendations of tried and true mainstays. You can also map out the stores Janet Potter’s “bookstore resume,” which she freely admits has taken “the shape of a relationship history.”

April 20, 2017

2017 Albertine Prize Finalists Announced 0

Three finalists have been named for this year’s $10,000 Albertine Prize: Eve Out of Her Ruins by Ananda Devi, The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal, and Bardo or Not Bardo by Antoine Volodine. Voting is open until Sunday, April 30th. Also, you can read more about Volodine’s work courtesy of Grant Munroe.

April 19, 2017

Hemingway Double Shot 0

Got a couple thousand bucks lying around? You can place a bid on one of Ernest Hemingway’s love letters. Or, for a more modest price of “free,” you can read Tim Weed’s rumination entitled “Chasing Hemingway’s Ghost in Havana.”