Articles by Nick Moran

August 1, 2011

Moby-Dick In Pictures 3

Today is Herman Melville‘s birthday. This October, Tin House will be releasing Matt Kish‘s Moby-Dick In Pictures. Kish began illustrating Melville’s masterpiece in 2009 by “creating images based on text selected from every page of the 552-page Signet Classics paperback edition.” You can preview some of the work on the book’s designated Twitter account.

August 1, 2011

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop Turns 75 0

The Iowa Writers’ Workshop turns 75 this year. To celebrate, a number of alumni are writing essays on their experiences for various blogs (as well as ours!) as part of The 75th Project. At The Los Angeles Review of Books, Kevin Brockmeier has comprised “A Chronological List of Statements People Made to Me at the […]

July 31, 2011

Reviews of Man Booker Longlist 0

Last week, we provided excerpts for several of the titles on the Man Booker longlist. This week, The New Yorker has helpfully rounded up reviews of the titles.

July 31, 2011

Raunchiness in YA 0

Tracy Clark-Flory has written a defense of “raunchy” teen literature for Salon.

July 30, 2011

Writers and Their Snacks 4

Franz Kafka liked to drink milk as he wrote. Walt Whitman liked a breakfast of cold meat and oysters. Marcel Proust was an espresso addict. This info graphic from The New York Times raises the question: what do you snack on as you write? You might also want to snack as you read that article, so […]

July 30, 2011

Longshot Magazine 0

 Longshot is an online magazine with quite an interesting concept: “Over a 48 hour period from noon July 29, 2011, through noon July 31, 2011, thousands of writers, editors, artists, photographers, programmers, videographers, and other creatives from all around the world will come together via the Internet to make a magazine from start to finish.” […]

July 29, 2011

Book Trailer Contest 0

Would you like to win all 37 novellas from Melville House’s “The Art of the Novella” series? Then try your hand at making a video book trailer for their “The Duel x 5″ set.

July 29, 2011

Little, Brown in the News 0

U.S. publishing house Little, Brown had a rough day in the news yesterday. Its coy marketing tactics have rubbed some booksellers the wrong way, reports Julie Bosman for The New York Times. Later on, The New York Post‘s Keith J. Kelly noted that the publisher has dropped one of its bigger titles. Jason Bennett raises […]

July 29, 2011

LA Times Lays Off Reviewers 0

The Los Angeles Times book review laid off its entire staff of freelance book reviewers.

July 28, 2011

“That’s some catch, that Catch-22″ 0

Vanity Fair takes a closer look at Joseph Heller‘s tragicomic novel Catch-22. If you’re in NYC this August, you can supplement this reading with McNally Jackson’s “Ask Me About…” series.