Articles by Nick Moran

October 21, 2011

Beckett’s Books 2

The Cambridge University Press just published The Letters of Samuel Beckett, Vol. 2. (Vol. 1 can be found here.) That alone is worth your time, but as an added bonus the Press’ blog has compiled a partial syllabus for the author — a sampling of the titles “on the writer’s nightstand … from 1941 to […]

October 21, 2011

Iceland is so hot right now 0

Some videos just make you want to write. Joe Capra‘s stunning timelapse video of Iceland’s “midnight sun” is one of them.

October 21, 2011

Jennifer Egan Interviews 0

Jacob Weisberg is hosting a series of interviews called “Conversations With Slate.” The first interviewee is A Visit from the Goon Squad author Jennifer Egan. You can catch the first two parts here and here; part three will be posted today.

October 19, 2011

Setting the Bar Quite High 3

Believing that high quality TV dramas have supplanted silver screen blockbusters, and now rival novels as “the best way of widely communicating ideas and stories,” Salman Rushdie is set to pen a science fiction series for Showtime. The show will be called “The Next People.” Yet while he’s cited “The Wire” as a source of […]

October 19, 2011

Ignoring Genre 0

In an interview with The Atlantic, Zone One author Colson Whitehead says the distinction between “literary” and “fantasy” genres “have no use for me in my day-to-day work experience.” Whitehead is just one of the recent high-profile authors to foray into genre fiction, however, as Kim Wright explored in a piece for us last month.

October 19, 2011

Occupy Writers 0

Scores of authors have banded behind the Occupy movements via the (intermittently overloaded) site OccupyWriters.com. Among them is Lemony Snicket, who’s penned thirteen observations about the protestors (kindly mirrored by Neil Gaiman).

October 19, 2011

The Harper Perennial Model 0

Harper Perennial is pairing the expansive resources of a major publishing house with the exciting risks of an indie press. Could this magical formula catch on at other houses?

October 17, 2011

Lolita Grows Up 0

Vladimir Nabokov‘s Lolita has gone through many cover transformations over the years. Did you know this one was supposed to be sideways?

October 17, 2011

Millennium Trilogy 0

Stieg Larsson‘s Millennium trilogy is going to be adapted into a series of comic books by DC Entertainment. David Fincher‘s movie adaptation (trailers and information here) is slated for a December 21st release.

October 17, 2011

Miranda July Steals 0

“I discovered that stealing required a loose, casual energy,” writes Miranda July. “A sort of oneness with the environment, like surfing or horse-whispering.”