Articles by Nick Moran

September 17, 2011

Audible Writers 0

Apropos of my literary YouTube posts, our own Mark O’Connell riffs on the speaking voice of several authors.

September 16, 2011

Nicholson Baker Overload 0

In addition to House of Holes‘ recent coverage in the New York Review of Books and Open Letters Monthly (and on The Millions), the latest edition of The Paris Review features an interview with “mad scientist of smut” Nicholson Baker. (You can check out an excerpt here.) But for those still unsatisfied, Adam Wilson has […]

September 16, 2011

Take a Look, It’s In An e-book 0

Reading Rainbow frontman LeVar Burton plans to launch “an educational iPad app that lets children explore topics of interest.”

September 16, 2011

Lethem on Dyer 1

Jonathan Lethem‘s profile of Geoff Dyer for BOMB Magazine is available online for a limited time only.

September 16, 2011

Reading Scores Fall 0

SAT reading scores have fallen to their lowest level on record.

September 16, 2011

To MFA or Not to MFA 0

The MFA rankings kerfuffle gets a contribution from Slate writer Scott Kenemore (which Roxane Gay promptly eviscerates), but this post appears to be the most level-headed assessment yet. (Last link via Hobart)

September 15, 2011

Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award Winners Announced 0

For the past 17 years, the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award has celebrated “six women writers who demonstrate excellence and promise in the early stages of their careers.” This year’s winners are Melanie Diane (poetry), Apricot Irving (nonfiction), Fowzia Karimi (fiction), Namwali Serpell (fiction), Merritt Tierce (fiction), and JoAnn Wypijewski (nonfiction). They will accept their awards on September […]

September 15, 2011

McGraw-Hill Split 1

Amid calls to change its strategy, McGraw-Hill Education is becoming a standalone business. The CEO has released a video explaining the move.

September 15, 2011

Anthony Bourdain: Publisher 0

As the New York Times reports, Anthony Bourdain will soon be acquiring books for Ecco, a HarperCollins imprint. When asked what types of books he’ll publish, the celebrity chef turned travel host replied, “an initial list composed of chefs, enthusiasts, fighters, musicians and dead essayists.”

September 15, 2011

Goodreads Recommendations 0

Goodreads has unveiled its new book recommendation feature. Unlike Amazon’s feature, Goodreads’ will draw data from every book you’ve read and logged, not just those you’ve purchased online.