Articles by Nick Moran

September 15, 2013

Cheryl Strayed Discovers Her Long Lost Sister 0

NPR caught up with Wild author Cheryl Strayed to talk about a stranger who had a particularly personal connection with the writer’s book. As it turns out, she was Strayed’s half-sister. (Bonus: we interviewed Strayed for our site last year.)

September 15, 2013

Jean-Patrick Manchette Movie Adaptation on the Way 0

Idris Elba, Sean Penn and Javier Bardem have signed on to star in a film adaptation of Jean-Patrick Manchette’s novel, The Prone Gunman. According to Christian Blauvelt of Hollywood.com, “Elba will be playing a cloak-and-dagger agent named Dupont who tangles with Sean Penn, who also plays an agent for a clandestine operations outfit who is […]

September 15, 2013

Telegraph Alternates 0

Will Staehle designed the cover art for Michael Chabon’s latest novel, Telegraph Avenue (Millions review), and his finished project is certainly eye-catching. But what of the designs that didn’t make the final cut? Over at the Huffington Post, you can take a look at some of his other ideas.

September 14, 2013

Let’s Get Ready to Reaaaaad 1

Recommended Reading (Super Welterweight Edition): Here’s a pair of articles to prepare you for tonight’s championship bout between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

September 14, 2013

How Did Christopher McCandless Die? 0

Working off of some investigative work done by Ronald Hamilton – a writer who recently worked as a bookbinder at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania library – Into the Wild author Jon Krakauer may have finally determined the cause of Christopher McCandless’s death in the Alaskan wilderness.

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J. D. Salinger’s Best Unpublished Stories 1

Writing for Airship Daily, Freddie Moore provides an overview of ten of her favorite unpublished J. D. Salinger stories.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.