Publication Day: Lincoln on War

April 12, 2011 • No Comments Reenactors, rejoice! This week marks the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. Appropriately, today is the publication day for Lincoln on War, edited by the highly regarded Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer. From masterpieces such…


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Water for Elephants Book Club: Recipes, Movie Clips, & a Deluxe Giveaway

24 Comments April 11, 2011 • 24 Comments In exactly two weeks from today (!), Sara Gruen and Kathryn Stockett (author of the amazing debut novel The Help) will discuss Water for Elephants in front of a live audience, which will be simultaneously streamed…


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Writers Read: Creative Writing at UNC Chapel Hill

1 Comment April 7, 2011 • 1 Comment Last Tuesday, the Algonquin staff had the wonderful opportunity to attend two of our interns’ Honors Fiction Reading held on the University of North Carolina campus. Blog Intern Susannah Long and Editorial Intern Danny Nowell…


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On Writing: Manuel Muñoz and Nina Revoyr

1 Comment April 7, 2011 • 1 Comment   Manuel Muñoz, author of What You See In The Dark, and Nina Revoyr, author of Wingshooters, talk California, love letters, ghosts, and being your own harshest critic. . NR: Manuel, I’m so excited to…


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National Poetry Month: What’s Freedom For? To Know Eternity

No Comments April 6, 2011 • No Comments April is National Poetry Month, the only time of year that most Americans take note of the fact that poetry is still being read and written by sentimental, idealistic people like yours truly. And to…


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New in Paperback from Julia Alvarez

19 Comments April 5, 2011 • 19 Comments On the heels of Julia Alvarez’s  electrifying interview with Edwidge Danticat for the Algonquin Book Club, and just in time for National Poetry Month, we’re excited to announce the paperback publication of  Julia Alvarez’s collection…


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Algonquin Book Club event: Sara Gruen in conversation with Kathryn Stockett

43 Comments April 4, 2011 • 43 Comments Join us April 26th, 7:00 pm EST for our next Algonquin Book Club event! Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help, will interview Sara Gruen about her international bestseller, Water for Elephants. As with all Algonquin Book…


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Why I Love Books March Roundup

3 Comments March 31, 2011 • 3 Comments   I don’t know about you, but it seemed like “March Madness” extended beyond basketball this year. 1. Date a Girl Who Reads. Last month I featured an essay by a man warning against dating…


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Ask An Algonquin Editor: Chuck Adams on Water For Elephants

16 Comments March 30, 2011 • 16 Comments .       Today we launch our new video series, Ask an Algonquin Editor. Have a question about the publishing world? Submit it in the comments section and one of our editors may very…


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Publishing Tomorrow: What You See in the Dark by Manuel Muñoz

31 Comments March 28, 2011 • 31 Comments Tomorrow marks the publication day for What You See in the Dark, the debut novel by Manuel Muñoz. Love? Intrigue? Hitchcock? What could be better? We have three copies of What You See in the…