Articles by Nick Moran

November 18, 2011

Amis on DeLillo 0

Two literary titans in need of no introduction: Martin Amis reviews Don DeLillo‘s The Angel Esmeralda: Nine Stories.

November 18, 2011

Twilight Belt 2

What does it mean that the “Twilight Belt” so closely resembles the Bible Belt?

November 18, 2011

Self-Publishing… With Penguin 2

Want to be published by Penguin? For $99 (£60), you can! As stated in this Guardian article, “Penguin USA will provide the service through its genre-fiction online community, Book Country, which launched in May offering wannabe authors the opportunity to post their work online and receive feedback.” The news comes on the heels of Amazon’s […]

November 18, 2011

In Defense of Criticism 0

Glen Duncan, author of the genre novel The Last Werewolf, opened his New York Times review of Colson Whitehead‘s Zone One with this controversial line: “A literary novelist writing a genre novel is like an intellectual dating a porn star”. Understandably, this led to some uproar. Now he’s doubling down on his stance.

November 17, 2011

Keith Gessen Arrested 0

n+1 co-editor Keith Gessen was arrested in the midst of today’s Occupy Wall Street demonstrations. This video depicts part of the scene; he is the first seated man to be pulled away by police. This video depicts him making a statement (in handcuffs) at the 5:05 mark. (via)

November 16, 2011

The True Face of the Earth 0

As Le Petit Prince author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry said, “The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth.” Perhaps that can be extrapolated for satellites, too. Either way, if this incredible, orbital HD Vimeo footage doesn’t move you, then I don’t know what could.

November 16, 2011

NowTrends Now Digital 0

Karl Taro Greenfeld‘s story collection, NowTrends, is out this week. For a sample of Greenfeld’s writing, I recommend checking out “Tincture — Part One” at Five Chapters. It’s also worth noting that several other Short Flight / Long Drive books, such as Adam Novy‘s excellent Avian Gospels, are now available as e-books for the first […]

November 16, 2011

Back to the Future 1

Photographer Irina Werning‘s “Back to the Future” series recreated and updated various childhood portraits. Its sequel, “Back to the Future II“, is just as awesome. (Note: One or two images per series are NSFW)

November 16, 2011

The Bolshoi is Back 0

If consecutive profiles in The New York Times and The New York Review of Books are any indication, the reopening of Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre is a very big deal. To celebrate from the comfort of your chair, however, you can listen to the overture from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s opera The Voyevoda, which opened in the […]

November 16, 2011

Bigwig Book Collectors 0

Gary Shteyngart, Philip Pullman, James Wood, and three other literary bigwigs share their book-collecting habits.