Articles by Nick Moran

July 19, 2014

You Know AP and Chicago Style. Now learn CIA style. 0

Among the recommendations and rules listed in the CIA’s official style guide: favor the active voice; keep sentences and paragraphs short; boats should not be referred to with gendered pronouns; and the “w” in “Vietnam war” should be lower case because war wasn’t officially declared.

July 18, 2014

Little Fiction’s Book Preview; Le Translation Preview 0

On their Tumblr, Little Fiction is previewing some of the books being released in 2014-2015 by authors they’ve recently worked with. Meanwhile, Chad Post put together “Le Translation Preview” to promote some international work being published this July. Think of both lists as complementary compendiums to our Great Second-Half 2014 Book Preview.

July 18, 2014

Translating the Untranslatable 0

Five years ago, Jacques Lezra was asked to translate a book of untranslateable words. “The project provided me, and my co-editors,” he writes, “with a vivid sense of the history of how people think, and how societies think differently from one another.” This week, the fruits of their labor were published by Princeton University Press, […]

July 18, 2014

“I guess you could call this ‘fake livetweeting’.” 0

The latest installment in The Believer’s “What Would Twitter Do?” series (which we’ve mentioned before) features London Review of Books editor Christian Lorentzen, whose Twitter feed, Sheila Heti writes, “seem[s] like what someone who only expresse[s] himself as a fiction writer within the universe of twitter might come up with.” Meanwhile, Heti has a review […]

July 18, 2014

Brian Oliu’s Video Game Essays 0

This week Uncanny Valley Press released Leave Luck to Heaven, Brian Oliu’s collection of lyric essays based on “the weird, painful things we made NES games carry for us because we didn’t know where else to put them.” To get a taste for Oliu’s style, check out “Mile Zero,” which will be featured in a […]

July 18, 2014

David Rees’s New Television Show 0

Get Your War On creator and How to Sharpen Pencils author David Rees was recently interviewed about his new show on the National Geographic channel. The premise behind the new venture is simple: “anything in the world that seems like there’s nothing to learn about, that’s what we want to learn about.”

July 16, 2014

Have Neurosis, Will Travel: On Nathan Deuel’s Friday Was the Bomb 1

By being so honest and clear about his unshakeable fears, Deuel’s anxieties become our own. It’s a move that would make most novelists jealous. Friday succeeds where others — like Dave Eggers — have failed.

July 13, 2014

David Du-cow-vny 0

If I told you a famous actor wrote a book called Holy Cow: A Modern-Day Dairy Tale, would you be able to guess the person’s name? The truth is out there.

July 13, 2014

Discussing Book Design with Jamie Keenan 0

James Cartwright caught up with London-based book designer Jamie Keenan to discuss his work and his process. (Related: How do American book covers stack up against their counterparts from across the pond?)

July 13, 2014

She was the shadow of the waxwork lain 0

A waxwork being billed as “the most accurate likeness of author Jane Austen” ever created has been unveiled at her museum in Bath, England.