Articles by Nick Moran

August 24, 2011

On DFW, On Blogging 10

Practically everyone read Maud Newton‘s riff on David Foster Wallace‘s influence this weekend, but Edward Champion had some issues with it.

August 24, 2011

NASA’s Science Fiction 0

Science fiction is about to get a lot more scientific. Tor and NASA will be collaborating on some book projects.

August 24, 2011

On Yesterday’s Earthquake 0

In both pizza and geological terms, the East Coast is known for its thin crust.

August 23, 2011

Tao Lin Interviews Ben Lerner 1

Tao Lin interviews Leaving the Atocha Station author Ben Lerner for The Believer. You can also check out an excerpt from Lerner’s book here.

August 23, 2011

NaNoWriMo Author Scores Big 0

Erin Morgenstern‘s debut novel The Night Circus went from National Novel Writing Month project to 6-figure book advance after being rejected by more than 30 agents.

August 23, 2011

Stephen Fry’s Culture Shock 0

Stephen Fry uses the Alabama-Auburn Iron Bowl to summarize the state of America.

August 22, 2011

Literary Libya 1

Those following this weekend’s events in Tripoli will no doubt be interested in Banipal‘s issue dedicated to Libyan fiction. And, as Moammar Gaddafi‘s reign appears to be ending, the Guardian‘s evisceration of his short stories is worth a read. On NPR‘s site, Hisham Matar also explains the influence of Gaddafi’s rule on Libyan writing.

August 22, 2011

The Help: Feel-Good or Offensive? 0

Though it had a promising box office debut, The Help is ruffling some feathers for its portrayal of African American women. Roxane Gay sums things up nicely for The Rumpus.

August 22, 2011

If I Were President 0

What would Geoffrey Canada, Neil deGrasse Tyson, or Jennifer Egan do in America’s highest office?

August 21, 2011

Made-Up Awards 0

When Mark O’Connell asked why we care about literary awards, he probably didn’t imagine the situation in China.