Articles by Nick Moran

November 6, 2013

The Thing About Author Interviews 0

“Most writers … don’t ask questions of a journalist,” writes How to Read a Novelist author John Freeman. But what of those that do? Over the course of a fifteen year career, Freeman has found that “what the novelists asked of me told me [a great deal] about them,” and that a big problem with […]

November 6, 2013

“Maybe she’s building a tomb” 0

Tampa author Alissa Nutting has a short, strange, and untitled fiction piece up at Everyday Genius. It concerns a rapidly decomposing magazine editor who just won’t quit.

November 6, 2013

Edan Lepucki Interviews the NBA Finalists 0

Our own Edan Lepucki (who has a novel coming out soon, by the way…) interviewed four of the finalists for this year’s National Book Awards: Tenth of December author George Saunders, The Lowland author Jhumpa Lahiri, The Good Lord Bird author James McBride, and The Flamethrowers author Rachel Kushner. We reviewed both Saunders and Kushner’s […]

November 6, 2013

“Great pendulous melons dangled like gods” 0

Recommended Reading: “The Pumpkin Tree” by Robert Wrigley.

October 31, 2013

Bud Powell Says “Goodbye” 2

Recommended Reading: Jessica Contrera’s mesmerizing account of a shuttered Waffle House in Bloomington, Indiana. I promise you. This is worth your time.

October 31, 2013

Halloween Reading: Existential Horror Edition 0

“Every year, as Halloween draws near, I get to thinking about what makes books scary,” writes Ben Dooley in his introduction to Mark Z. Danielewski’s House of Leaves. It’s a book that “’gets’ existential horror,” Dooley claims. Intrigued? Well be sure to check out not only his review of the book, but also our interview […]

October 31, 2013

Colum McCann’s Soccer Verse 0

Major League Soccer put together a nice video to accompany the audio of Colum McCann reading his poem, “Robbie Keane.”

October 31, 2013

Waxwing Debuts 0

Waxwing, a new literary journal, has published its first issue online. The journal’s editors state that their mission is “to include American writers from all cultural identities — in terms of race, ethnicity, indigenous tribe, gender, class, sexuality, age, education, ability, language, religion, and region — alongside international voices, published bilingually.”

October 31, 2013

Van Doren’s Shakespeare Giveaway 0

Trevor Berrett, the man behind The Mookse and the Gripes, and now The Worlds and Works of Shakespeare, is conducting a giveaway for the NYRB Classics edition of Mark Van Doren’s Shakespeare. Conditions to enter are enumerated on his blog, which you should certainly bookmark if you’re a fan of the Bard.

October 30, 2013

They’re Out There. (Ellos están ahí fuera.) 0

“Peru’s air force is reopening an office responsible for investigating UFOs due to ‘increased sightings of anomalous aerial phenomena’ in the country’s skies.”