Articles by Nick Moran

September 14, 2013

J. D. Salinger’s Best Unpublished Stories 1

Writing for Airship Daily, Freddie Moore provides an overview of ten of her favorite unpublished J. D. Salinger stories. She also shares instructions on how to find – while being careful not to link directly toward – a “207-page trove of 22 out-of-print pieces available online.” This is for the best, considering the relationship between […]

September 14, 2013

Welcoming Ms. Woolf to Downton Abbey 1

The fourth season of Downton Abbey will have a treat sure to delight certain literary fans: a cameo from Virginia Woolf. The series will resume on US television next January, so you have plenty of time to hit the books before then.

September 14, 2013

Two New Marilynne Robinson Books In the Works 1

Marilynne Robinson is at work on a book about the Old Testament, says Casey N. Cep on Twitter. Word on the street is that it won’t come out until after she finishes Lila, her third book set in the Gilead universe.

September 9, 2013

Digital Tolstoy 0

“Russian author Leo Tolstoy’s entire body of work – all 90 volumes – along with comprehensive biographical materials has been posted online and will be available for free, a descendant said.”

September 9, 2013

“I don’t want kids, but there’s nothing else to do.” 0

You can take a sneak peek at The French Exit author Elisa Gabbert’s forthcoming book of poetry, which is due out from Black Ocean this year.

September 9, 2013

Are You Ready for Some (Writing About) Football? 0

A whole heap of talented writers got together for American Short Fiction’s NFL Preview. Of particular note: check out Year in Reading alum Michael Schaub opine on his two great loves: “Texas and crushing disappointment.”

September 9, 2013

Bolaño At the Movies 0

Writing for Slant, Bill Weber reviews Il Futuro, a film is based on an as-yet-untranslated novella by Roberto Bolaño. Previously, JW McCormack expounded on the prospect of adapting the Chilean author’s masterpiece, 2666, into a motion picture.

September 9, 2013

“I know what’s next— / the horns, the hymns.” 0

Recommended Reading: “Epistrophy” by Jake Adam York, who passed away last December.

September 6, 2013

New Dramas Focus On Atom Bombs and Witch Hunts 0

WGN America has ordered a 13-episode drama about the Manhattan Project. The series, which is set for a summer 2014 premiere, will be written by Sam Shaw and directed by Thomas Schlamme. This marks the second series ordered by WGN America this year. The first one, Salem, will focus on the Massachusetts town’s infamous 17th […]

September 6, 2013

The Inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin 0

A professor at Clemson University believes he’s identified the fugitive slave who was harbored for one night in the home of Harriet Beecher Stowe. Moreover, the professor believes that the man was “an inspiration for the novel [Uncle Tom’s Cabin]. I think his pain touched [Stowe] and helped her to act.”