Lucky Stars for August: Furred and Feathered Friends

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They love us unconditionally, teach us things about emotions and love that other humans just can’t. Sometimes they poop on the living room carpet. Ruined carpets aside, we honor our furred and feathered friends with…

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July 31, 2014 onthehouse

The Quotable Algonkian, Part 2: Summer Slump Edition

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Algonquin authors, a spectacularly talented lot, are also exceptionally generous with their hard-earned writing advice. During the dog days of summer, even the most dedicated writer’s momentum can stall, so we’ve compiled another installment of…

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LIVE: Julia Alvarez Receives National Medal of Arts

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“…Fiction tells a different kind of truth, the truth according to feelings rather than just the facts; that there is nothing shameful in being a complex human being; that a writer has to try to…

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The Story of Merge Records

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“There are also hazards associated with having a record label in your bedroom.
The tape gun nearly killed me a few times.”
Merge Records defies everything you’ve heard about the music business. Started by two…

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Manuscripts

2 Comments July 17, 2014 • 2 Comments

When writers submit their projects for possible publication, it can feel like all of that hard work has been sucked into a black hole, especially if the response is ultimately a rejection. Having your project…

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Vive la France! Celebrate Bastille Day with William Alexander

1 Comment July 13, 2014 • 1 Comment

For the most French of days, William Alexander, author of The $64 Tomato and the upcoming Flirting with French, shares some of France’s charms.

Vive la France! It’s Bastille Day! Never mind that the site of the famed…

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Share Your Moment

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We find ourselves in the throes of summer, filled with its infinite possibilities, warm nights, and life-changing adventures. Some of life’s most memorable moments happen during these months. And…

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Giveaway Tuesday: Of All the Gin Joints

2 Comments July 8, 2014 • 2 Comments

The golden days of Hollywood featured celebrities with larger-than-life personalities and even grander drinking habits. Mark Bailey dives deep into Tinseltown lore, revealing the legendary alcohol-fueled fights, drunken seductions and movie set sagas — brought…

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20 Years of Craig

6 Comments July 5, 2014 • 6 Comments

It was 20 years ago today that Craig Popelars came to Algonquin Books. Twenty exuberant, creative, hilarious, energetic, devoted, book-filled, beer-filled, prank-filled years. Craig is the mad marketing genius behind Algonquin. He’s the man who…

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July 2, 2014

Inspiration and the Eighties Anthem

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Imagine, if you would, a writer. Let’s put him in his car. He’s listening to the radio. (Kickin’ it old school, as it were.) Actually, he’s only half-listening, because really he’s thinking about deadlines. And lunch. And…

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