What We’re Reading Room by Emma Donoghue

October 8, 2010 • 4 Comments

If you haven’t heard of Room by Emma Donoghue, or if you have but haven’t bought it yet, go buy it. Do it today. Immediately. Because I promise you will not be disappointed.

Donoghue has…


October 7, 2010

Jonathan Evison The Buzz Is Building

4 Comments October 7, 2010 • 4 Comments

We have four exciting Jonathan Evison-related items to share with you today:

1) Behold, the brand-spanking-new website for WEST OF HERE. Isn’t it gorgeous? Bonus points if you can find the Bigfoot Easter egg!



October 6, 2010

A Fan’s Notes on A Fan’s Notes

4 Comments October 6, 2010 • 4 Comments

Brock Clarke on Frederick Exley’s cult classic

photo credit: Jon Hughes/ Photopresse

.I first read Frederick Exley’s A Fan’s Notes in the summer of 1993. I was at my parents’ house in upstate New York.…


October 5, 2010

Happy Exley Day!

1 Comment October 5, 2010 • 1 Comment

Hooray, today’s the publication date of Brock Clarke’s new novel, Exley! And to celebrate, we’re giving you an exclusive excerpt to read. But first, check out some of the great reviews Exley has already received:…


October 4, 2010

Book Club Bash! Tuesday, 10/5, 7pm, Regulator Bookshop

2 Comments October 4, 2010 • 2 Comments

NC residents! Join us at The Regulator Bookshop (Durham, NC) this Tuesday, 10/5, 7pm for the Regulator’s annual gathering of local book clubs, where Algonquin Books will present recent and forthcoming Algonquin titles and book…


October 4, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Stephanie Anderson, WORD Bookstore

10 Comments October 4, 2010 • 10 Comments

Welcome to “Booksellers Rock!,” our profile series of independent booksellers. We’re thrilled to hear from Stephanie Anderson, manager of one of the best indies in the universe, WORD.

What books recently rocked my world:


September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Megan! A Few of My Favorite Things

18 Comments September 30, 2010 • 18 Comments

In honor of my recent arrival at Algonquin (and, let’s be honest, my birthday  week), Algonquin has been nice enough to let me cap off the month by sharing a few of my favorite things.…


September 29, 2010

Hempel. Tower. Pories. Housing Works, 9/24

1 Comment September 29, 2010 • 1 Comment

This past Friday, September 24th, at New York City’s Housing Works, guest editor Amy Hempel, series editor Kathy Pories, and contributor Wells Tower gathered together to celebrate Algonquin’s 25th anniversary of NEW STORIES FROM THE…


September 28, 2010

Short Story Pick of the Month

1 Comment September 28, 2010 • 1 Comment

What begins as a fantastical story of a small Southern town’s populace living in trees after a devastating flood becomes a serious and sensitive portrayal of a strained marriage told through the eyes of thirteen-year-old…


September 27, 2010

Algonquin Talks with Ron Charles, Washington Post Book Critic

6 Comments September 27, 2010 • 6 Comments

Welcome to the first of “Algonquin Talks,” our series of interviews with book reviewers, producers, and bloggers. Ron Charles, the esteemed fiction editor and weekly critic at the Washington Post, is one of the first…