Articles by Nick Moran

June 15, 2013

Between The Covers 0

Looking for a new literary podcast to fill your downtime? David Naimon’s “Between the Covers” author interview series may do the trick. The series, which appears regularly on Portland, Oregon’s KBOO 90.7 FM, is available for free on iTunes. Past guests have included Karen Russell, George Saunders, China Miéville and Junot Díaz. Forthcoming episodes will […]

June 15, 2013

It’s, Like, Paper Darts, Vol. 5 0

Paper Darts, Volume 5 just became available for pre-order, and you can get a preview of Volume 4 online. In particular I recommend reading “Like,” which is a mesmerizing piece of fiction from Lindsay Hunter.

June 10, 2013

What’s A Guy Got to Write to Get a Bridge Named After Him? 0

Frank McNally investigates the “dark forces at work somewhere” that prevent Flann O’Brien from being honored with a Dublin bridge. Perhaps we should all start a grassroots campaign to send Mark O’Connell’s O’Brien tribute to Irish civil engineers.

June 10, 2013

When Life Gives You Rob Ford, What More Do You Require? 0

PSA: Little Brother is releasing a special issue entitled Everything Is Fine. The kicker? The issue is dedicated to fiction about embattled Toronto mayor Rob Ford. (P.S. If you aren’t familiar with LB, it’s the magazine run by Millions Tumblr-er emeritus Emily M. Keeler.)

June 10, 2013

J.R.R. Tolkien Traced “Morse” to “Walrus” 0

Jonathan Dent offers a fascinating look at one of J.R.R. Tolkien’s most challenging assignments for the Oxford English Dictionary. Apparently as a young philologist, Tolkien was tasked with tracing the etymology of “walrus” – a tricky word “of disputed origin that had all but entirely replaced the earlier English name morse since its first appearance […]

June 10, 2013

eBooks Will Surpass Print Sales, But At What Cost? 1

“PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) estimates that trade … ebooks will drive $8.2 billion in sales by 2017 — surpassing projected print book sales,” writes Laura Hazard Owen. Meanwhile I can’t help but wonder: is this bad news for the environment?

June 10, 2013

“The intersection of nature and man, and lovely” 0

In recent months we’ve had pieces about the homes belonging to Zora Neale Hurston and George Orwell, so in the spirit of that trend I encourage you to check out Nic Brown’s brief look at William Faulkner’s beloved Rowan Oak.

June 9, 2013

John Jeremiah Sullivan Talks James Agee’s Cotton Tenants 0

Sit back and get comfortable, because you’ll want to take your time reading all 3,467 of John Jeremiah Sullivan’s words about James Agee, a once-forgotten manuscript, and even an example of “New” Journalism from the 17th century.

June 9, 2013

Is That a Manuscript in Your Pants, or…? 0

“Success in writing takes serious commitment and a willingness to devote thousands of hours to the craft of having sex with key publishing professionals.”

June 9, 2013

“Fujimoto would never see him apologize again.” 0

Recommended Reading: The Orphan Master’s Son author Adam Johnson penned a long profile of Kim Jong-Il’s “personal chef, court jester, and sidekick,” and it’s every bit as wild as you’re probably imagining.