Articles by Nick Moran

March 14, 2012

“Hate books written in the 1st person” 0

Ever since our literary Tumblr round-up, we’ve been inundated with suggestions for a Part 2. Well, I can assure you, the “Least Helpful” Tumblr dedicated to awful Amazon and Goodreads reviews would make that cut if (and when) that sequel appears. (Hat tip to our own Lydia Kiesling for the link.)

March 14, 2012

Food Book Fair 0

Hey! Fans of Kickstarter (or possibly KickStumbler?) wouldn’t you like to help finance “the world’s first ever Food Book Fair that will bring together food publications from around the world alongside dynamic event programming.”

March 14, 2012

Tom McCarthy Gets Interviewed 0

“There is a vicious rumor circulating that Tom McCarthy is the writer of our generation,” writes Christopher Bollen in Interview as he, ahem, interviews the author and Millions Year in Reading alum.

March 14, 2012

Literatura de Miami 0

Attention, Miami residents who also read The Millions, former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins will be reading on April 1st in the 305. March 15th is the final day to buy tickets.

March 12, 2012

I Guess There Could Be More Intersections, Too 0

Imagine a Venn Diagram with two circles: Paul Murray and John Jeremiah Sullivan. Now imagine its intersection. Did you think of Axl Rose? You should’ve.

March 12, 2012

Chabon: Friend to the Geeks 0

You may not know this, but Michael Chabon co-wrote the script for Disney’s latest blockbuster, Shirtless Martian Tim Riggins John Carter. In an interview with Wired, Chabon defends genre-writing, and also talks about his sci-fi influences.

March 12, 2012

Bo Bartlett’s Winter Digs 0

“Romatic realist” painter Bo Bartlett, born in Columbus, Georgia, is renowned for his epic tableaus depicting a “Hopper-like sense of longing and mystery combined with a Lynchian-cocktail of menace, beauty, and stranger-than-fiction reality.” He was also a protégé and life-long friend of Andrew Wyeth. In Oxford American‘s most recent SoLost installment, the crew checks out […]

March 12, 2012

New Marilynne! 0

Marilynne Robinson has a new essay (excerpted from her new book When I Was a Child I Read Books) out in Guernica, and if you’re still reading this sentence because you haven’t yet clicked the link, that’s incredible.

March 12, 2012

We Can’t Wait to Compare It to Its British Version 0

Every now and again, book designers allow themselves a little fun. This is one of those times. Behold David High’s cheeky cover for Florence Williams’ Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History, out this May from W. W. Norton & Co. (via)

March 11, 2012

Facebook’s Fakery 0

Facebook’s amended S-1 to its IPO was filed this week, and the details confirm some of the doubts raised in the last filing. The company estimates that between 5-6% of its most active users could in fact be “duplicate” (read: fake) accounts. Put in more concrete terms, of Facebook’s estimated 850 million users, 46,475,000 may […]