Single billboard heralds arrival of new Hilary Mantel novel

Earlier this week, a mysterious billboard appeared above an entrance to London’s Leicester Square Tube station. It read, simply, SO NOW GET UP. And it featured a Tudor Rose in theRead more »

What made this year’s Man Booker International winners so damn notable?

The winner for the Man Booker International Prize, literature in translation’s biggest award, was announced on Tuesday as Celestial Bodies by the Omani writer Jokha Alharthi and translated by Marilyn Booth. ForRead more »

A musical journey through The Great Eastern

  Listen along HERE. What would Captain Nemo be without his organ?  In The Great Eastern, the organ aboard the Nautilus was built for him by the legendary designer Aristide Cavaillé-Coll,Read more »

Vanity Fair has an amazing digital archive

Vanity Fair, founded in 1913, created an AMAZING online digital archive with all issues, all pages, and all the fun from the beginning of their time as a magazine untilRead more »

Ernest Hemingway’s reporting expenses were as outrageous as everything else about him

Ever the competitive and spiteful man, Ernest Hemingway once stole his wife Martha Gellhon’s job at Collier’s magazine, so that he could cover the frontlines of World War II himself—withoutRead more »

‘Worse than a twit’ British Politician and Brexit supporter Jacob Rees-Mogg’s new book is panned by critics as ‘stagerringly silly’

Hello friends. Last time we talked Brexit on MobyLives! the UK was due to crash out of the European Union on March 29 and an online petition to Revoke Article 50Read more »

81-year-old debut novelist is shortlisted for a literary prize, so take that, ageists!

First, the news. As reported by the Bookseller, Silence Under a Stone, by the 81-year-old* Irish writer Norma MacMaster, has been shortlisted for the Society of Authors’ Awards. It is alsoRead more »

BookBar in Denver giving away free copies of The Mueller Report

Last week, BookBar (exactly what it sounds like, a heavenly bookstore-bar combo) in Denver kicked off a Mueller Report giveaway. While supplies last, the indie bookstore’s nonprofit organization, BookGive, is offeringRead more »

Actually, we do publish manuscripts sent to the slush pile

This month the editors are looking daily through our submissions inbox. I know this because I am one of them. One question I get when encouraging people to submit is,Read more »

Multi-disciplinary Kathy Acker exhibit comes to London

London’s Institute of Contemporary Art is now hosting the UK’s first exhibition dedicated to Kathy Acker. The show is amazingly titled I, I, I, I, I, I, I, Kathy Acker, andRead more »

Are women funny? Prize news confirms yes, of course they bloody are

The Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize hasn’t had the best form since its inauguration in 2000. The only big award in the UK to celebrate comic literature, it has shamefully just threeRead more »

Creepy Men: An unpublished chapter from Juliet the Maniac

This chapter didn’t make it into the published book (which you can find here), but we’re excited to share it as a standalone!   CREEPY MEN #1 By late summer afterRead more »

“Equal parts David Lynch and James Ivory”: help support the I Await the Devil’s Coming short film

One of the most popular installments in our Neversink Library of re-discovered classics is Mary MacLane’s confessional memoir I Await the Devil’s Coming. It is the diary of a 19 yearRead more »

Listen to Juliet Escoria’s curated soundtrack for her debut novel Juliet the Maniac

It’s publication week for Juliet Escoria’s long-awaited debut novel Juliet the Maniac! Book critic Kristen Millares Young really kicked things off when she wrote in her rave Washington Post review:  “To read Juliet theRead more »