Articles by Nick Moran

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.

July 28, 2011

E-Books and Paperbacks 3

As The New York Times reports, the rise of e-books has quickened the release of paperbacks. You used to have to wait a year for paperbacks to hit the shelves; now it’s often half that.

July 27, 2011

NYPL Forgives Late Fees 0

The New York Public Library is granting amnesty to 143,000 kids’ late fees. $1 will be knocked off each kid’s fee for every 15 minutes they spend in the library’s Summer Reading Program.

July 27, 2011

Murakami Meets Spotify 0

The popular European music site Spotify debuted in the US last week, and already the fine folks at GalleyCat have made a Haruki Murakami playlist.

July 27, 2011

Capote Quiz 0

The OUP’s blog has created a Truman Capote quiz. The idea is to match the author’s quotation with its literary victim.

July 26, 2011

Solzhenitsyn Stories 0

Nine stories by Alexandr Solzhenitsyn will be released in English for the first time. They are described by scholars as “ranking alongside his best work.” The collection will be entitled Apricot Jam: and Other Stories.

July 26, 2011

The Internet v. Writing 0

It’s hard to write when the internet beckons. So has said Dani Shapiro and our own Emily St. John Mandel. Colson Whitehead doesn’t necessarily agree, however. Ditto for our own Kevin Hartnett. Now the folks at Electric Literature have thrown in their two cents.

July 26, 2011

Booksellers React to Borders’ Bankruptcy 0

Half of all restaurants that open close,” WORD owner Christine Onorati says. On the other hand, Red Lemonade publisher Richard Nash hopes former Borders employees can find ways to continue “operating as the matchmakers of the book ecosystem.”

July 25, 2011

Shatzkin on Digital Revolution 0

“The book business is a cork floating on a digital device stream,” writes Mike Shatzkin. Is publishing living “in a world not of its own making?”

July 25, 2011

NPR Commentator to Swim from Cuba to Key West 0

“More than 30 years after her last big swim, Diana Nyad is back in the water,” writes NPR’s Greg Allen. “Nyad, a former commentator for NPR’s Morning Edition, became well-known in the 1970s for her swim around Manhattan Island and, a few years later, for swimming from the Bahamas to Florida. Now, at age 61, she’ll soon […]