Articles by Nick Moran

June 29, 2014

“This is the biography of a book.” 0

NPR has an excerpt from The Most Dangerous Book, Kevin Birmingham’s look at “the battle for James Joyce’s Ulysses.”

June 29, 2014

Laissez les Bons Livres Roulent 0

If you’re like me and you’re interested in all things Big Easy, you’ll be very excited by the offerings on the Times-Picayune’s “Summer Book List for New Orleans.”

June 29, 2014

E-Reading: Up. E-Readers: Down. 0

Young Money author Kevin Roose provides a glimpse at “What the Future of Reading Looks Like.” His prediction does not bode well for the makers of e-readers, though, and it’s not because e-books are on the wane. On the contrary, it’s because “when people read e-books, they’re doing it on their existing tablets and smartphones, […]

June 29, 2014

“Cue the 8-bit music” 0

Recommended Reading: Two poems by S.P. MacIntyre.

June 28, 2014

An Excerpt from the New Knausgaard 0

Here’s one for all you Knausgaard fans: Newsday has a short excerpt from My Struggle: Book Three. (Related: if you’re not yet a Knausgaard fan, allow Jonathan Callahan to extend an invitation to the club.)

June 28, 2014

Next In Line from Two Dollar Radio 0

Is there an indie press that consistently punches up as high and as successfully as Two Dollar Radio? They’re the ones who unleashed The Orange Eats Creeps onto our shelves three years ago, and they followed it up shortly thereafter with the breakout work of Scott McClanahan. Now? Now they’re poised for a threepeat with […]

June 28, 2014

The Amazing Production of Kavalier & Clay 0

Seattle’s Book-It Repertory Theatre has adapted all 636 pages of Michael Chabon’s The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay for the stage.

June 28, 2014

Raymond Chandler’s Hollywood Star 2

Next year, Raymond Chandler will receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The award will be in recognition of The Big Sleep author’s work as a screenwriter. Other inductees in Chandler’s class will include Will Ferrell, Daniel Radcliffe, and Julianna Marguilies.

June 28, 2014

“This ghoulish treasure trove” 0

At one time considered to be the work of demons or incubi, sleep paralysis – the “transition state between wakefulness and rest characterized by complete muscle atonia” – has since become accepted as a well-documented and not very uncommon phenomenon.  Still, “the experience can be terrifying,” writes Karen Emslie in her recent piece about making […]

June 27, 2014

The Books of Summer 0

Our Great Second-Half 2014 Book Preview is coming very, very soon. But to warm you up until it finally gets here, you can check out Lev Grossman’s list of “the most likely contenders” for this summer’s “It Book.”