Articles by Nick Moran

November 7, 2013

The Story Writer and His Writer Friend 0

Beautiful Ruins author (and Year in Reading favorite) Jess Walter describes “the genesis of a story.”

November 7, 2013

The Best Books of the Year (2013) 3

Amazon released their annual Best Books of the Year: Top 100 in Print list today (as well as a free and helpful Reader’s Guide), and numerous Millions favorites made the cut. Both George Saunders’s Tenth of December and Philipp Meyer’s The Son cracked the top 10. We reviewed both here and here, respectively. Other notable […]

November 7, 2013

That’s One Way to Get to Miami 0

Do you love the city of Miami Beach? Prove it with a poem. At stake is a two night stay at the Catalina Hotel and Beach Club, and the deadline for submissions is December 2nd.

November 6, 2013

Haruki Murakami: Literary Ambassador 0

Among Haruki Murakami’s many significant literary achievements is the fact that the author has – since the 1990s – become “responsible for triggering and fueling the Japanese literature boom in South Korea.” Indeed, by “creat[ing] bonds of shared emotions and literary sensibilities among tens of millions of people with different cultural and historical backgrounds,” writes […]

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 […]