Writing Advice from Louis Rubin

December 4, 2013 • 1 Comment It’s only fitting that one of our first “On the House” posts should feature the words of co-founder Louis Rubin, whom we lost recently but whose ethos we try hard to keep alive. Rubin’s astute…


November 19, 2013

Remembering Louis Rubin

2 Comments November 19, 2013 • 2 Comments “This is really going to be fun, I think.”  — Louis Rubin, on the founding of Algonquin in January 1983. In 1983, launching a publishing venture outside the well-established literary circles of New York City


August 26, 2013

Peachy Keen on Summer and Clover

No Comments August 26, 2013 • No Comments As summer comes to an end, an Algonquin classic is coming home! We’re happy to be republishing the Algonquin classic, Clover, in trade paperback as part of our thirtieth anniversary.  Algonquin founder Louis Rubin included …


April 15, 2011

What We’re Reading: Alexandra Styron’s Reading My Father

1 Comment April 15, 2011 • 1 Comment In 2006, when I was an assistant publicist at Random House, I was assigned to publicize the reprinting of Darkness Visible, William Styron’s extraordinarily moving memoir on his depression. I knew many close friends who…