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Moby Lives

Late Breaking News in the World of Books

Last Build Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 11:58:14 GMT

Copyright: © 2005 Dennis Johnson

Moby Lives Radio, 04/29/06

Sat, 29 Apr 2006 08:00:14 GMT

We talk with Sarah Nelson, the editor of "Publisher's Weekly" and Copyright attorney, Richard Danay, about the plagiarism case surrounding 17 year-old, Kaavya Viswanathan's, "How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild, and Got a Life".

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Moby Lives Radio, 04/22/06

Sat, 22 Apr 2006 08:00:14 GMT

Gerard Jones discusses his website, "Everyone Who's Anyone In Adult Trade Publishing", where he collects rejection letters from across the publishing industry, responding to the submission of his novel.

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Moby Lives Radio, 04/15/06

Sat, 15 Apr 2006 08:00:14 GMT

A discussion with Boston Globe Reporter, Alex Beam, about Jesus' rise to the top of the best seller lists.

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Moby Lives Radio, 04/08/06

Sat, 08 Apr 2006 08:00:14 GMT

A discussion with Jenna Freedman of, a website providing research support, education, and access to information to activist communities, progresive organizations and independent journallists; and an interview with Steve Almond about his new novel, 'Which Brings Me to You, co-written with Juliana Baggott.

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Moby Lives Radio, 04/01/06

Sat, 01 Apr 2006 08:00:14 GMT

On the ninth anniversary of the death of Allen Ginsberg, and the publication of his best known poem, "Howl", we talk about Ginsberg's life and work with poet Eliot Katz, to whom Ginsberg was a friend and mentor.

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Moby Lives Radio, 03/25/06

Sat, 25 Mar 2006 08:00:14 GMT

An interview with Brian Dillon, the first ever winner of the Irish Book Award for Literary Non-Fiction.

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Moby Lives Radio, 03/18/06

Sat, 18 Mar 2006 08:00:14 GMT

Leftists indy publishing notable Anthony Arnove talks about his forthcoming book with the New Press,Iraq: the Logic of Withdrawal - a book modeled on one of the seminal anti-war books of the sixties, Howard Zinn's Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal. Arnove discusses his book, as well as some other forthcoming anti-war books, and the challenges of publishing such work.

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Sat, 11 Mar 2006 08:00:14 GMT

In Italy working on a book about a serial killer known as "the Monster of Florence," New Yorker writer Doug Preston was arrested and charged as an accessory to murder. His Italian co-author, meanwhile, is being charged by a rogue Italian judge of something worse. The writers' phones have been tapped, their offices broken into, accusations of murder and satanism are flying — we talk to Preston about the bizarre and dangerous situation that has developed in the attempt to suppress his book.

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Moby Lives Radio, 03/04/06

Sat, 04 Mar 2006 08:00:14 GMT

Today's show features interviews with the two most trouble-making librarians in the country "radical" librarian Jessamyn West discusses the revived US Patriot Act - it's supposedly modified, but is it? - and founder Alan Cordle discusses some new guidelines for literary prizes that seem to be a response to his work.

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Moby Lives Radio, 02/25/06

Sat, 25 Feb 2006 08:00:14 GMT

Kelly Burdick talks to Punk Planet publisher Ann Elizabeth Moore about a distribution crisis threatening some of the country's leading zines and small book publishers. And Denise Nicholas talks about how she went from starring in TV shows such as The Cosby Show to writing what one reviewer called "the best book of fiction ever written about the civil rights movement."

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Moby Lives Radio, 02/11/06

Sat, 11 Feb 2006 08:00:14 GMT

New York Times reporter Warren St. John discusses how he got one of the main players in the J.T. Leroy hoax to 'fess up, and Jessa Crispin talks about the passing of Betty Friedan and Wendy Wasserstein and which feminist writers should take their place. Also, the UK report from Mark Thwaite, and some letters-to-the-editor.

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Moby Lives Radio, 01/21/06

Sat, 21 Jan 2006 08:28:14 GMT

On this weeks show we follow up our previous interview with Vanderbilt University librarian, Christopher Waldrop, about the effects of the U.S. Patriot Act, and "Google Print;" an interview with "Bush's Brain" author, James Moore, about how he ended up on the "No Fly Watch List," his new book, and more; and a poem from Hal Sirowitz.

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Moby Lives Radio, 01/14/06

Sat, 14 Jan 2006 08:28:14 GMT

MobyLives Radio returns with an all new show, including reports from our UK and Canada correspondents, new episodes of Far Flung Readers and Men, Men, Men, an interview with writer and Paris Review editor Philip Gourevitch, and more.

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/21/05

Wed, 21 Dec 2005 08:28:14 GMT

Laura Miller, of the and the New York Times book review sections, follows up on her previous interview with Moby Lives Radio - about year-end "best-of" lists - discussing the list of the "Top Ten Books" of 2005 she's just compiled for, and the art of the literary review.

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/20/05

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 08:28:14 GMT

Jeremy Mercer, the author of "Time Was Soft There," discusses Paris' "Shakespeare & Co." bookstore: the time he spent (like an estimated 40,000 before him) living there, the store's history and policy of hospitality, and the life of George Whitman, the store's founder.

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/19/05

Mon, 19 Dec 2005 08:28:14 GMT

An interview with Eric Lorberer, Editor-in-Chief of the literary review, Rain Taxi, on the occasion of Rain Taxi's 10th anniversary; and, continuing our series of interviews with independent booksellers, an interview with Rachel Whang of Baltimore's "Atomic Books."

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/16/05

Fri, 16 Dec 2005 08:28:14 GMT

Chicago report from's Jessa Crispin, UK report from Mark Thwaite, and an interview with Rick Simonson of the Elliot Bay Book Company of Seattle, WA.

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/15/05

Thu, 15 Dec 2005 08:28:14 GMT

A discussion with Stephen Dixon, the author of 25 novels including his latest, Phone Rings, discusses his process, his novels, and more; and a report from George Murray of, and Moby Lives' Canada correspondent, on the latest from the icy north.

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/14/05

Wed, 14 Dec 2005 08:28:14 GMT

An interview with Paul Berman, the author of "Terror and Liberalism," about his new book, "Power and the Idealists," and how it began with a photograph of former German foreign minister, Joschka Fischer, as a young revolutionary leftist.

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/12/05

Mon, 12 Dec 2005 08:28:14 GMT book reviewer and New York times contributer talks about year-end Critics' "best-of" lists - how she compiles hers, what the critera are, what role popularity plays, what role political considerations play, how much attention people pay, and more...

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/09/05

Fri, 9 Dec 2005 08:28:14 GMT

Radical Librarian, Jessamyn West, joins us to discuss roving Camel libraries in Kenya and the widening divide between the digital world and rural libraries.

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/08/05

Thu, 8 Dec 2005 04:28:14 GMT

George Murray reports from Canada on the decline of English Language fiction sales, a $1.3 billion deal between the owners of the 'Toronto Star' and the 'Globe and Mail' newspapers, and this year's 'Canada Reads' list; an interview with Lucinda Carter, of the French Publisher's Agency, a unique agency that helps French publishers place their books in the U.S.; and a look at the gender bias in this weeks' "New York Review of Books"' table of contents.

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/07/05

Wed, 7 Dec 2005 04:28:14 GMT

Former poet laureate of Queens, Hal Sirowitz, reads some examples of his new poetic form, the "Hal-ku," and explains his great popularity in Sweden; and Monty Python covers the writing of a Thomas Hardy novel.

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/06/05

Tue, 6 Dec 2005 04:28:14 GMT

An interview with Rosalyn Pierson who has been planting copies of Don Quixote all across the city of Miami; and a dispatch from our far flung correspondent in the Netherlands on the polyglot reading habits of the Dutch.

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/05/05

Mon, 5 Dec 2005 04:28:14 GMT

An interview with Connie Doebly, the Executive Producer of C-SPAN's Book-TV on why Book-TV doesn't cover fiction, and what happens if an author taped for Book-TV turns out to be boring, among other things, and letters to the editor.

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/02/05

Fri, 2 Dec 2005 04:28:14 GMT

UK correspondent Mark Thwaite gives us the latest on the connections between schizophrenia, art, and sex, Random House's guerilla marketing campaign for John Grisham's new novel, and suspicious food found in a shipment of a scholarly edition of Osama bin Laden's writings, among other things, and publisher Doug Siebold explains why book returns are good for nobody.

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Moby Lives Radio, 12/01/05

Thu, 1 Dec 2005 04:28:14 GMT

Author James Marcus discusses "Amazonia," an account of his experiences working at from the early days, our Canada correspondent George Murray gives us the latest news from the North, and the launch of a new series of interviews with Melville House foreign sub-agents.

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Moby Lives Radio, 11/30/05

Wed, 30 Nov 2005 04:28:14 GMT

"Is George W. Bush actually the Anti-Christ?" Journalist Tim Apello finds that the president fits the description, and book designer Deb Wood talks about her work at the Princeton Architectural Press and the finer points of quotation marks.

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Moby Lives Radio, 11/29/05

Tue, 29 Nov 2005 04:28:14 GMT

David Yulen talks about his new job as head of the Los Angeles Times Book Review, poet David Lehman reads from his book, "Operation Memory," and more...

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Moby Lives Radio, 11/28/05

Mon, 28 Nov 2005 04:28:14 GMT

Robert Gray gives us a dispatch from the Northsire bookstore on what's known in retail as "Black Friday," "Publisher's Lunch" proprietor Michael Cader talks about Google Print, Publisher's Lunch, and more...

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Moby Lives Radio, 11/18/05

Wed, 18 Nov 2005 04:28:14 GMT

Associated Press reporter Hillel Italie gives a report from the National Book Awards, and more....

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Moby Lives Radio, 11/17/05

Wed, 17 Nov 2005 04:28:14 GMT

Librarian Christopher Waldrop discusses Google's ambitions to digitize some of the nation's largest libraries, and Michael Schaub, our Texas correspondent, discusses retired rock-star and best-selling mystery writer, Kinky Friedman's campaign to become governor.

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Moby Lives Radio, 11/16/05

Wed, 16 Nov 2005 04:28:14 GMT

Mark Thwaite, our UK correspondent discusses 'DC Confidential,' a recently published book by the former UK ambassador to the United States, Jessa Crispin, our Chicago correspondent reports...from Ireland, and more...

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Moby Lives Radio, 11/15/05

Tue, 15 Nov 2005 05:49:14 GMT founder, Allen Cordle discusses his project to uncover corrupt poetry publications and prizes, and more...

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Moby Lives Radio, 11/14/05

Sun, 13 Nov 2005 11:58:14 GMT

Interview with Literary Agent Ted Weinstein, and more...

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