Articles by Nick Moran

July 26, 2011

Solzhenitsyn Stories 0

Nine stories by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn will be released in English for the first time. They are described by scholars as “ranking alongside his best work.” The collection will be entitled Apricot Jam: and Other Stories.

July 26, 2011

The Internet v. Writing 0

It’s hard to write when the internet beckons. So has said Dani Shapiro and our own Emily St. John Mandel. Colson Whitehead doesn’t necessarily agree, however. Ditto for our own Kevin Hartnett. Now the folks at Electric Literature have thrown in their two cents.

July 26, 2011

Booksellers React to Borders’ Bankruptcy 0

Half of all restaurants that open close,” WORD owner Christine Onorati says. On the other hand, Red Lemonade publisher Richard Nash hopes former Borders employees can find ways to continue “operating as the matchmakers of the book ecosystem.”

July 25, 2011

Shatzkin on Digital Revolution 0

“The book business is a cork floating on a digital device stream,” writes Mike Shatzkin. Is publishing living “in a world not of its own making?”

July 25, 2011

NPR Commentator to Swim from Cuba to Key West 0

“More than 30 years after her last big swim, Diana Nyad is back in the water,” writes NPR’s Greg Allen. “Nyad, a former commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, became well-known in the 1970s for her swim around Manhattan Island and, a few years later, for swimming from the Bahamas to Florida. Now, at age 61, she’ll soon […]

July 24, 2011

Daniel Orozco’s Orientation 0

Daniel Orozco‘s Orientation collects many of his short stories in one attractive volume. Released last May, the collection features the classic story “Orientation” (Scribd) as well as newer ones such as “Shakers” (Scribd). It garnered enough hype to land him on the long list for this year’s Frank O’Connor Award.

July 24, 2011

Sunday Reading 0

Booksellers from NYC’s famous indie bookstore McNally Jackson share 5 book recommendations with Harper’s Bazaar. Elsewhere, The Daily Beast has collected the best long reads of the past week.

July 23, 2011

Free Shipping from Powell’s 0

Portland’s famous independent bookseller Powell’s is offering free shipping for online orders this weekend.

July 23, 2011

Geoff Dyer Gets New York Times Column 1

Millions favorite Geoff Dyer, author of Otherwise Known as the Human Condition, is going to start writing a column for The New York Times‘ Book Review. “Reading Life” will detail “the ups and down of his long relationship with the written word. What do we do to books and what do books do to us? […]

July 22, 2011

Goodbye, Friday Night Lights 0

It’s been one week since the “Friday Night Lights” finale aired on network television, and it seems as though the entire internet is grieving. Two Grantland pieces: an oral history and a tongue-in-cheek analysis; an opinion piece juxtaposing Peter Berg‘s low-rated drama against “Glee”‘s success; and now even The Paris Review has thrown its hat […]