Articles by Nick Moran

September 19, 2011

“Perfect translation … is of course impossible.” 1

Ever wonder how Google Translate works? Now you know. These two pieces (one and two) on Lydia Davis‘ translation of Madame Bovary are worth revisiting, too.

September 18, 2011

E is for Edward who mailed you some art 0

How jazzed would you be if you received mail in one of Edward Gorey‘s illustrated envelopes?

September 18, 2011

The Night Circus 0

Erin Morgenstern‘s debut novel The Night Circus gets the NPR treatment. She’s totally appreciative.

September 18, 2011

Scottish Book Sculptures 0

Someone’s been leaving book sculptures in Scottish libraries. They’re exquisite.

September 17, 2011

Roald Dahl Deals 0

Do you live in the UK? Well, if you can’t afford Roald Dahl‘s writing shed, perhaps these two £0.99 e-books of his will suffice: “Royal Jelly” and “Man from the South.”

September 17, 2011

Hugh Grant in Cloud Atlas 0

Hugh Grant is the latest actor to join the cast of the move adaptation of David Mitchell‘s Cloud Atlas.

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.