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Dennis Loy Johnson

Dennis Loy Johnson
Dennis Loy Johnson is the founder of the legendary MobyLives.com, one of the first book blogs. He is also the co-founder and publisher of Melville House, one of America’s leading independent publishing houses, where he has published, among others, Lewis Lapham, Bernard-Henri Levy, Nobel Prize-winner Imre Kertesz, cult sensation Tao Lin, and the final book of Jacques Derrida.

Johnson is also a much-anthologised short story writer whose work has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. He is the author of the book The Big Chill: The Great, Unreported Story of the Bush Inaugural Protests, and the editor, with his wife Valerie Merians, of the anthologies Poetry After 9/11 and What We Do Now.


Dennis Loy Johnson will be appearing in:

Three of America’s finest editors give us the lowdown on the US publishing world.
A panel discussing independent publishing, featuring Dennis Loy Johnson, Rob Spillman and Zoe Dattner.
A panel discussing independent publishing, featuring Dennis Loy Johnson, Rob Spillman and Zoe Dattner.