Articles by Nick Moran

March 7, 2017

Grindr’s Poet in Residence 0

“Starting next week, I will be the gay social networking app Grindr’s first poet in residence,” writes Max Wallis, author of Modern Love.

March 6, 2017

“delicate husk, inconvenient hair” 0

Recommended Reading: “So Often the Body Becomes a Distraction” by Kaveh Akbar.

March 6, 2017

Paula Fox 0

Paula Fox, celebrated novelist and winner of the 1983 National Book Award (among other honors), died this week. Contributing to our Year in Reading series two years ago, Parul Sehgal said she couldn’t stop rereading Desperate Characters, perhaps Fox’s most popular book for adults. “It’s really a wallop of a book,” Sehgal wrote. “A barbed […]

March 3, 2017

“You’ll know who hunted who.” 0

Recommended Reading: Three poems by Danez Smith.

March 3, 2017

The Underground Railroad: The Series 0

Moonlight director Barry Jenkins plans to adapt Colson Whitehead’s Underground Railroad as a limited-run series. In his review of the novel for our site last year, Greg Walklin gushed that “Whitehead’s brilliance is on constant display.”

March 1, 2017

“What was I saying?” 0

Recommended Reading: “Happy Birthday to Me” by Nicole Sealey

March 1, 2017

The Melrose Series 0

Edward St. Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose series will be adapted into a five-part Showtime series starring Benedict Cumberbatch. A few years back on our site, Ben Hamilton wrote, “the pleasures of reading Edward St Aubyn’s Melrose novels can feel strangely illicit.”

February 22, 2017

Tom Hanks, Fiction Writer 0

Tom Hanks’s debut collection of short stories is due out in October. “The theme of the collection will be typewriters,” reports The Guardian, “with each tale involving one of these more and more scarce machines.”

February 22, 2017

Fake Pill City 0

In his new book, Pill City, journalist Kevin Deutsch set out to tell the real story of how, following the 2015 Baltimore riots, Charm City’s streets became flush with heroin and pills. But now local writers are raising serious questions about the veracity of Deutsch’s account. Among others, The Wire creator David Simon has called […]

February 22, 2017

The Master and the Big Screen 0

Russian movie producer Svetlana Migunova-Dali is working with U.S. producer Grace Loh, who produced Hot Tub Time Machine, to adapt Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita for the big screen. They say they’re working with a feature film budget of up to $100 million, and they want A-list actors to fill out the cast.