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Meet Our New York City family

March 19, 2015 • No Comments Photos by Maddie Williams Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill was born, bred and remains right at home here in North Carolina amid rolling hills, vibrant literary culture and barbecue aplenty (oh, and the best college…


March 12, 2015 onthehouse

Our Editors’ Advice on Creating Narrative Tension

3 Comments March 12, 2015 • 3 Comments There are stories that you can’t put down, and there are those that you can’t wait to put down. The difference? Often, it comes down to tension. What’s pulling the readers through, hurtling them headlong…


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March Lucky Stars: Southern Voices

No Comments March 5, 2015 • No Comments Southern voices and Southern sun — two reasons to smile. Well, at least we’ve still have those wonderful Southern writers to keep us warm until the sun returns. (Where, oh, where, has it gone?) Our…


February 27, 2015 Wisdom of Perversity

Rafael Yglesias on Writing The Wisdom of Perversity

No Comments February 27, 2015 • No Comments Rafael Yglesias’ new novel, The Wisdom of Perversity, will be published March 24. Perhaps I shouldn’t admit to a prospective reader that I wrote the first draft of The Wisdom of Perversity in 1998, that…


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Giveaway: Orhan’s Inheritance Broadside

17 Comments February 26, 2015 • 17 Comments Aline Ohanesian’s debut novel is one to remember. Moving back and forth in time, between the last years of the Ottoman Empire and the 1990s, Orhan’s Inheritance is a story of passionate love, unspeakable horrors, incredible resilience,…


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Giveaway: That Should Be a Word

10 Comments February 26, 2015 • 10 Comments That Should Be a Word comes out in April from our Workman Publishing cousins, but now’s your opportunity to enter for a chance to win a copy before it’s even published. (Wait, there should be…


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“Suddenly, There’s My Mother”

No Comments February 26, 2015 • No Comments Alice Eve Cohen Julie Metz, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, Perfection, interviewed Alice Eve Cohen about her upcoming book, The Year My Mother Came Back. It was the sort of conversation only…


February 19, 2015 onthehouse

On the House: The Page 69 Test

No Comments February 19, 2015 • No Comments Maybe you don’t need help finding your next great book to read. Certainly, there are plenty of random and not-so-random ways to choose. Judging a book by its cover is a classic. You can judge…


February 13, 2015 newavagardner-site

Drink with the Stars at Your Oscars Party

No Comments February 13, 2015 • No Comments The annual Oscar Awards show means it’s time to party like a Hollywood star. No, don’t expect anyone to ask you who you’re wearing. And TMZ won’t be tracking your every move. But Of All…


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Super Book Sunday Results: The Algonquin First String

No Comments February 6, 2015 • No Comments The results from the Super Book Sunday draft are in! Thanks to all who participated. And here’s your Algonquin first-string: Player #1: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Player #2: Water for…