Articles by Nick Moran

August 14, 2011

Curated Book Lists 0

New York City’s iconic Strand bookstore features prominent authors’ curated book collections on their website. Here’s Jennifer Egan‘s. Here’s Art Spiegelman‘s.

August 13, 2011

Against Writers’ Houses 0

April Bernard is not a fan of Writers’ Houses because she does not believe the “private life, even of the dead, is ours to plunder.” Earlier this year, our own Luke Epplin also noted some of the limitations of Writers’ Houses.

August 13, 2011

Bert and Ernie’s Wedding Plans 0

Sesame Workshop has released an official statement to address calls for Bert and Ernie to marry each other.

August 12, 2011

Michael Lewis on Germany 0

In our Second Half of 2011 Book Preview, we picked Michael Lewis‘ Boomerang: Travels in the New Thirld World. To tide you over until it’s released, check out his take on Germany’s economy.

August 12, 2011

Least Favorite “Great Books” 1

Elif Batuman, Francine Prose, and Lorin Stein are among the critics, authors, and editors who reveal their least favorite “great books.”

August 12, 2011

Distraction-Free Writing Platforms 3

A new distraction-free writing platform has emerged. Can QuietWrite unseat WriteRoom as the best tool for internet-enabled authors?

August 11, 2011

Jay Gatsby, Iconic American 0

BBC‘s Tom Geoghegan asks whether or not The Great Gatsby is “the perfect tale for modern America.”

August 11, 2011

Levine Named Poet Laureate 0

Philip Levine has succeeded W. S. Merwin as America’s latest poet laureate. Now is as good a time as any to revisit his interview with The Paris Review. You could also watch one of his readings if that’s more up your alley.

August 11, 2011

Kindle-less Kindle 1

Amazon has quietly released a web-based Kindle reader.

August 10, 2011

The “Chicken Breast” of Spirits 0

How has a spirit legally defined as being “without distinctive character, aroma, taste, or color” flourished in today’s economic climate? Victorino Matus‘ Weekly Standard article explores the history and ubiquity of vodka. Perhaps this article is best paired with something from NPR‘s list of “Great American Writers and Their Cocktails.”