Articles by Nick Moran

March 7, 2014

Confessions of a Ghostwriter 0

“There are people out there who want you to write their novels for them,” observes professional ghostwriter Sari Botton. Over at Scratch, she shares some advice for breaking into the industry. Also, the magazine has made her longer article about “the spooky finances behind her gigs” free to read – all you have to do […]

March 6, 2014

“Sunset: bitter orange and almond milk” 4

Recommended Reading: “Joseph Brodsky in Venice (1981)” by Campbell McGrath, one of the best poets in South Florida.

March 6, 2014

Well, That Explains A Lot of Twitter. 0

People like to think that the more books they read, the better people they’ll become. But is that really true? The answer’s unclear. But one thing does seem apparent: reading more books might make you better at bullying people.

March 6, 2014

PEN/Faulkner Fiction Finalists Announced 0

Five finalists have been named for this year’s PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction: Daniel Alarcón’s At Night We Walk in Circles, Percival Everett’s Percival Everett by Virgil Russell, Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves, (Year in Reading alum) Joan Silber’s Fools, and Valerie Trueblood’s Search Party: Stories of Rescue. One winner will be selected […]

March 6, 2014

The Best Web Publications Are Also The Youngest 0

Between the 40 Towns project organized by Jeff Sharlet’s Dartmouth students and the newly unveiled Vanishing Point project from Duncan Murrell’s students at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, it seems abundantly clear that college students are better at putting together web publications than 99% of established publishing outfits. Begin your tour with Christine Delp’s look […]

February 23, 2014

Songs of Zora 0

Recommended Listening: Florida Memory’s great collection of Zora Neale Hurston singing.

February 23, 2014

Submergence Coming to a Theater Soon? 0

U.S. film producers have acquired the movie option rights for J. M Ledgard’s Submergence, a book Kathryn Schulz called a “strange, intelligent, gorgeously written book” – among the best she read all of last year.

February 23, 2014

“A woman’s frantic laughter.” 0

Recommended Reading: Rion Amilcar Scott’s “Women Who Run With Wolves,” which is a very short but potent piece in the latest issue of Fractured West.

February 23, 2014

Do You? 0

Whitney Houston, Adele, Kanye West, Prince, and Justin Bieber all share something in common when it comes to the songs they sing. Each one of them rhymes “do” and “you” more often than any other pair of words. In fact, according to Ben Blatt, that duo is the most commonly rhymed pair in the history […]

February 23, 2014

“Here’s to you, old dears. You got this right, every one of you.” 0

Recommended Reading: Roger Angell describes life in the nineties. His nineties.