April 15, 2021

Watch our authors in conversation at the Penguin Random House Spring Book Festival


Last week we had the privilege of participating in the Penguin Random House Spring Festival for librarians (thanks to everyone who stopped by!). Three of our authors joined us in our virtual booth for live events: Mike Rothschild, Yan Ge, and Robert Lloyd. In case you weren’t able to make it, we’ve made the recordings available for all. Hope you enjoy!


Mike Rothschild, author of The Storm is Upon Us, in conversation with Melville House editor Athena Bryan. The Storm is Upon Us is the definitive story of QAnon from an expert on cult and fringe culture: how it started, what it is, and its growing power to destabilize society and promote conspiracy. What does QAnon want, and what comes next? Learn more >>


Yan Ge, author of Strange Beasts of China, in conversation with translator Jeremy Tiang and Melville House editor Alyea Canada. Part detective story, part metaphysical enquiry, Strange Beasts of China takes place in the fictional Chinese city of Yong’an, where an amateur cryptozoologist is commissioned to uncover the stories of the city’s fabled beasts—creatures live alongside humans in near-inconspicuousness. Learn more >>


Robert Lloyd, author of The Bloodless Boy, in conversation with Melville House editor Carl Bromley. Part Name of the Rose, part Silence of the Lambs, The Bloodless Boy is a rip-snorting new thriller set in Restoration London that introduces two new investigators, Hooke and Hunt of the Royal Society. Learn more >>



Amelia Stymacks is the former director of digital marketing at Melville House.