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Five Poems by Lauren Moseley

November 17, 2013 • No Comments

Narrative Magazine tabbed our wonderful Lauren Moseley, Algonquin’s Assistant Marketing Manager and poet-in-residence, in its Fifth Annual Poetry Contest. Lauren placed third, and Narrative has published all five of the poems she entered. The poems…

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In Memory of Lewis “Buddy” Nordan

2 Comments April 23, 2012 • 2 Comments

Lewis “Buddy” Nordan, a beloved Algonquin author whose work includes Music of the Swamp, Wolf Whistle and Boy With a Loaded Gun, passed away on April 13. Today, Marketing Director Craig Popelars shares his memories of…

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Support The Makery!

4 Comments March 9, 2012 • 4 Comments

One of the things I always loved about Algonquin Books when I worked there was that even though they have a big parent company in NYC and an amazing knack for publishing bestsellers, they’ve still…

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The Things People Send Me: Amy Stewart on The Earth Moved

35 Comments March 8, 2012 • 35 Comments

Since The Earth Moved was published in 2004, I have received:

Two paintings of earthworms, one more abstract and one in a more photorealist style.
A handpainted greeting card, suitable for framing, of a mass…

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Brandon Jones at the ABA Winter Institute and ALA Midwinter Conference

1 Comment February 24, 2012 • 1 Comment

On January 18th, my wife, Michi, and I flew to the city of New Orleans to make an appearance at the American Booksellers Association Winter Institute. This was my first time visiting the Big Easy, and I…

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Caroline Leavitt Attends Pulpwood Queens Weekend

2 Comments January 20, 2012 • 2 Comments

What would make fifty authors hightail it down to the tiny town of Jefferson, Texas for the chance to dress like clowns, 80’s prom queens, fortunetellers, circus animals and big haired divas with glittering tiaras?…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books They’ve Read in 2011, Part 2

1 Comment December 7, 2011 • 1 Comment

Donia Bijan, author of Maman’s Homesick Pie
This was the year of displaced persons.
The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer. The untold story of Hungarian Jews forced to flee as Europe’s tragedy unfolds, renders the…

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Wicked Bugs: Amy Stewart in the BBC Gardening Blog

No Comments October 14, 2011 • No Comments

I generally don’t consider a bug that eats a plant to be wicked. Plants are, after all, the food supply for many insects; I’m hardly going to blame them for eating their dinner. No, a…

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Joseph Skibell, Guitarist Extraordinaire

No Comments September 2, 2011 • No Comments

Joseph Skibell, author of A Curable Romantic, isn’t just a talented writer–he’s also a virtuoso guitarist.  He recently published an article in The Forward about his week-long seminar at the home of the acclaimed musician…

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The FictionFinder Quiz from Just the Right Book!

2 Comments August 30, 2011 • 2 Comments

Today one of our favorite booksellers, Roxanne Coady from RJ Julia, tells us about the amazing FictionFinder Quiz from Just the Right Book. Seriously, you have to try this. The recommendations that popped up for…

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