Articles by Nick Moran

January 9, 2012

Behind the Longreads 1

On January 25th, if you’re in New York City, you could do worse than to listen to a handful of New York Magazine editors discuss non-fiction storytelling. The event is being held in conjunction with Longreads and Housing Works Bookstore Café.

January 9, 2012

Walking the Cigar 0

We all have our obsessions. A friend of mine moved to New York City about a year ago and has made it his mission to catch a glimpse of Gay Talese taking his cigar for a walk. He’s been unsuccessful thus far.

January 9, 2012

The Loneliness of the Icelandic Translator 0

Victoria Cribb is one of Icelandic literature’s “best-known” translators into English. Among the works she’s translated is The Blue Fox, which was selected by Nuruddin Farah in our Year in Reading series.

January 6, 2012

Celebrity Lecture Series 0

WARNING: Do not visit the website for Michigan State’s Celebrity Lecture Series unless you have a substantial amount of free time to kill. Before you even need to scroll down, you have access to audio from Edward Albee, Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood, and Pat Conroy.

January 6, 2012

“Fruit flies or not, I do have a heart,” 0

It’s come to this. Since it first emerged, the @horse_ebooks Twitter feed has been alternately obsessed over and totally ignored for its ersatz Dadaism. Now a group of intrepid fans have begun writing fan fiction dedicated to its enigmatic writing prompts.

January 6, 2012

The Economist and the Poet 0

The Economist has a nice interview with Farrar, Straus & Giroux publisher Jonathan Galassi. In it, he discusses the role of poetry in modern society, and how it’s still “something people perversely do.”

January 6, 2012

Posthumous Hitch 0

Christopher Hitchens’ final piece of writing has been published by Vanity Fair. It’s about Charles Dickens, and in particular the author’s “willingness to atone for his mistakes.”

January 6, 2012

Thin Mints, a Challenger Appears 3

This has nothing to do with books, but if you’re like me, it’s important, life-altering, and worthy of constant news coverage: The Girl Scouts are releasing a new cookie for their 100th Anniversary. The lemony “Savannah Smiles” will commemorate the Scouts’ southern roots. Need help tracking down a box? I suggest the Girl Scout Cookie […]

January 4, 2012

Sam Anderson’s Margins 0

In 2010, Sam Anderson showed us his Year in Marginalia. This year, he’s taken that show on the road. Or, more accurately, I guess he’s taken it back home.

January 4, 2012

Best of Full Stop 0

Sure, you could look ahead to the happenings of 2012, but that’s only half as fun as recapping Full Stop‘s 2011 “Best of the Blog” archives. (Part 2 here)