Protesting sexism, comic book artists pull out of running for Angoulême Grand Prix

Every year, the Angoulême Comics Festival awards their Grand Prix to a deserving artist whose body of work or contribution to the art form has been deemed especially significant. Past winners include Bill Watterson, RobertRead more »

British foreign secretary steps in over missing Hong Kong booksellers

On Monday we reported that a fifth bookseller had gone missing in Hong Kong in what appears to be a move by the Chinese government to silence dissenting voices inRead more »

Barnes & Noble takes penultimate step to exiting Queens

After twenty years, Barnes & Noble has officially closed their location in Forest Hills, Queens. Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska reports at DNAinfo: Patrons who came to visit the store in its final days said theyRead more »

Looking into a Magic Mirror: On My Unusual Words and Phrases

Copy editing isn’t just catching typos and mistakes (though it certainly involves quite a bit of that) but also unifying stylistic choices like when numbers are spelled out or howRead more »

Season’s Greetings—and suggested reading—from the Melville House team

MobyLives is going on a short holiday hiatus—we’ll be back and debuting our Spring 2016 titles on Monday, January 4th. In the meantime, check out recommendations from the Melville House staff for your winterRead more »