Articles by Nick Moran

December 5, 2013

B|ta’arof Launches A Poetry Series 0

B|ta’arof – which launched last year – announced a new poetry series featuring translations of “contemporary poems written in Persian and translated into English by emerging poets and scholars in the Iranian diaspora.” The translations will be accompanied by brief interviews with the translators, each consisting of the same five questions. “The idea,” according to […]

December 4, 2013

You’re the West Egg to My West Egg 0

Here’s an idea you can add to the list of holiday gift ideas for the writers in your life. (Assuming the writers in your life are a pair of BFFs interested in gold-plated friendship necklaces inspired by The Great Gatsby.)

December 4, 2013

Sudanese Shorts 0

Recommended Reading: This month’s installment of Words Without Borders, which features three stories by Sudanese writers Nagi Al-Badawi, Adel Gassas, and Sabah Babiker Ibraheem.

December 4, 2013

Using Neuroscience To Study Art 0

Dutch researchers are using moistened electrode caps to measure the brain waves, heart rate, galvanic skin response and facial expressions on an author and fifty of his readers. They hope to find patterns “that may help illuminate links between the way art is created and enjoyed, and possibly the nature of creativity itself.”

November 27, 2013

Emily St. John Mandel on Outrider 0

Our own Emily St. John Mandel dropped by the Outrider podcast to talk about Australian literary festivals (among other things).

November 27, 2013

Exploring the 92nd Street Y’s Digital Archive 0

Audio for over 10,000 events – including concerts, poetry readings, and public interviews – is being made available on the 92nd Street Y’s new digital archive. Among the treasures in the trove are readings by Tennessee Williams, Vladimir Nabokov, and Susan Sontag. (Thanks Andrew.)

November 27, 2013

But Who Hates On The Haters? 0

Jonathan Franzen’s Kraus Project should be “a match made in heaven,” writes Jacob Mikanowski, because of how it pairs together “the old hater [Karl Kraus] and the new [Franzen], the Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid of cultural criticism drawn together across the gulf of a century to take on all comers.” Alas, the end result […]

November 27, 2013

Catching the Muse, So to Speak 0

From Easel Orgy to Orgy in Oils, Giovanni Garcia-Fenech has rounded up dozens of sleazy paperback covers depicting artists intimately engaged in their work. (Side Note: it seems like the couple in Bride’s Dilemma is a tad overdressed.)

November 27, 2013

Red 14’s Latest Cinematic Book Trailers 0

After successfully raising funds through their Kickstarter campaign (which we’ve mentioned previously), Red 14 Films has begun releasing the first of their cinematic book trailers. First up is this video for Jason Ockert’s novel, Neighbors of Nothing. Look out for works for Monica Drake, Matt Bell, and Scott Dominic Carter in the near future as […]

November 21, 2013

Is Korean Literature About to Break Out? 0

Thanks in part to Dalkey Archive Press’s recently announced Library of Korean Literature, works from Korea are poised to reach a broad and welcoming international audience as never before. Yet the country is still “pin[ing] for its own world-famous writer,” writes Craig Fehrman. Perhaps Kim Seong-kon is just what the doctor ordered.