Algonquin Talks with Laurie Hertzel, Minneapolis Star-Tribune Book Review Editor

September 7, 2011 • 4 Comments For our latest installment in the Algonquin Talks series, we hear from Laurie Hertzel, book editor for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune and author of News to Me: Adventures of an Accidental Journalist. Minneapolis is consistently voted…


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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Summer Reads: Part 1

No Comments August 17, 2011 • No Comments Summer’s winding down, but we still have plenty of time left to cram in more summer reading, right? We recently asked our authors to tell us about their favorite summer reads, whether from recent memory…


February 2, 2011

Booksellers Rock! Stan Hynds, Northshire Bookstore

1 Comment February 2, 2011 • 1 Comment What books recently rocked my world: The Anthologist, by Nicholson Baker Year of Our Lord, by T. R. Pearson and Langdon Clay . Best damn event(s) we’ve hosted: In 2003, after Laura Bush canceled a…


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Censor Huck Finn? Opinion Piece by Tayari Jones

3 Comments January 6, 2011 • 3 Comments As you’ve no doubt heard by now, the NewSouth is publishing an updated version of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn that omits racially sensitive words. We consider this completely backwards and can’t help but imagine…


November 15, 2010

Wicked Trailer Amy Stewart, Wicked Bugs

1 Comment November 15, 2010 • 1 Comment We bring you this important news bulletin about Amy Stewart’s Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & other Diabolical Insects (May 2011). c/o the New York Times Amy Stewart is also the author…