Going Away Megan

May 18, 2012 • 7 Comments   Going Away Megan An epic told through Algonquin jackets and poorly-executed Photoshop   Today is our beloved publicist and dear friend Megan Fishmann’s last day at Algonquin. She will soon be moving…    …


March 22, 2012

The Return to the Nest Syndrome

1 Comment March 22, 2012 • 1 Comment Growing up is terrifying. No one told me when I was a wee young thing that once I hit 21, gone would be the days of sleeping past noon, purchasing frivolous items at the local…


March 16, 2012

The Writer-Groupie Experiment

1 Comment March 16, 2012 • 1 Comment Algonquin Publicist Megan Fishmann, a fabulous writer in her own right, shares her thoughts on meeting famous authors. (This article originally appeared in The Hairpin–a portion of it is below.) 1. Growing up in Los…


September 30, 2011

Happy Birthday, Megan!

6 Comments September 30, 2011 • 6 Comments Being the narcissist that I am, most people know I enjoy nothing more than talking about myself. I like to discuss my weird violent bug dreams, the $9.00 organic boxed wine sold at Whole Foods…


September 23, 2011

Goodbye, Sarah Rose

7 Comments September 23, 2011 • 7 Comments This isn’t goodbye, this is only farewell I’m having a hard time writing this. In a few short days, Sarah Rose Nordgren–Algonquin’s beloved publicity assistant and one of my closest friends–will be leaving us to…


January 10, 2011

Algonquin Night: An Evening with Heidi Durrow

2 Comments January 10, 2011 • 2 Comments We’re big fans of the Triangle’s newest independent bookstore, Flyleaf Books, conveniently located a mere seven minutes from our office. On more than once lunch break, I’ve slipped out of the office to peruse their…


November 17, 2010

Like My Jacket? Paperback versus Hardback

13 Comments November 17, 2010 • 13 Comments This month marks the publication of the beautiful paperback edition of Lauren Grodstein’s critically acclaimed novel A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, an Algonquin staff favorite. Lauren’s suburban tragedy charts a father’s fall from grace as…


October 15, 2010

Detroit Diary The GLIBA trade show

6 Comments October 15, 2010 • 6 Comments DETROIT DIARY Morning BBQ, Bookstores in Airports, & Red Cowboy Boots: Life on the road at GLIBA’s trade show . Monday, October 7th, 10:48am: On Friday, Algonquin has me all set to board a plane…


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.…