Articles by Nick Moran

July 21, 2014

The Millions Top Ten: June 2014 0

A new number one tops our list and a novel makes its debut at number eight.

July 20, 2014

New Elmore Leonard Stories on the Way 0

Jennifer Schuessler reports that a book of unpublished Elmore Leonard stories will be published in 2015. In 2010, our own Bill Morris touched on one element of what made Leonard’s writing so special.

July 20, 2014

The Myth of the “Knausgaard-free Day” 0

Did Karl Ove Knausgaard’s autobiography become so popular in Norway that the country had to institute “Knausfaard-free days?” Casey N. Cep investigates.

July 20, 2014

Summer Poems from Charles Simic 0

Recommended Listening: Charles Simic reads five new poems for The Southern Review’s summer podcast.

July 20, 2014

Tove Jansson to Grace Finnish Coins 0

Finland will pay tribute to author and artist Tove Jansson by adding her likeness to a new two-Euro commemorative coin. This isn’t the first time a country’s wanted to add an author to their currency. (Related: Alex Ohlin looks at the “sad, strange brilliance” of Moomin; and Jansson’s works are recommended by Emily St. John […]

July 20, 2014

On the True Grit Trail 0

If the first paragraph – and really, the entirety – of Jay Jennings’s piece about retracing the True Grit trail doesn’t make you want to drop what you’re doing and hit the road, then you and I are fundamentally different human beings.

July 19, 2014

Robert Gardner and Peter Matthiessen in Conversation 0

The New York Times unearthed footage from a 1996 interview with Robert Gardner and Peter Matthiessen. The pair discuss a trip they took to New Guinea in the 60s, which “resulted in Gardner’s film Dead Birds and Matthiessen’s book Under the Mountain Wall.”

July 19, 2014

Pamela or Plath? 0

I’m disappointed that I was only able to get 8/12 correct on the Guardian’s “Who’s the Poet: Pamela Anderson or Sylvia Plath” quiz, but I’m consoling myself with the fact that the 50% is the average.

July 19, 2014

Lost and Unpublished T.S. Eliot Prose to be Collected and Published 0

Scholars estimate that since T.S. Eliot’s death in 1965, “roughly 90 percent of his prose has been out of print and unavailable to literary scholars.” That will change this year with the publication of the first volume in Ronald Schuchard’s eight-volume work, The Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot.

July 19, 2014

Why Is Iceland So Literary? 0

One in ten residents of Iceland will publish something in their lifetime. (Compare that to the United States.) And all residents receive the bókatíðindi – a volume listing approximately 90% of all books being published in Iceland – free of charge. Indeed, as Mark Medley notes, when it comes to literary ambitions, the Land of […]