We’ll Miss You Michael!

March 28, 2012 • 11 Comments Because Michael has been such an important element in the success of all the books I’ve edited since I came to Algonquin eight years ago, the individual moments of his genius at work blur into one big…


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Lucky 7: Staff Favorites

No Comments March 13, 2012 • No Comments STAFF FAVORITES We’ve hand-picked seven titles—four novels, three memoirs—that dazzled, inspired, thrilled, enlightened, and captivated us. Some made us laugh, some made us cry, and some made us do both. We guarantee they’ll do the…


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BookExpo America: Buzz Books & Photos

2 Comments June 3, 2011 • 2 Comments Recently we attended the annual BookExpo America trade show, the largest publishing gathering in the country, to promote our current and forthcoming Fall 2011 titles. The reception this year was quite spectacular, and many of…


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In Pictures: Water for Elephants Screening

1 Comment May 9, 2011 • 1 Comment April 21, 2011 – The circus came to town Or at least it seemed like it: The Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth was larger than life on the big screen, here in Chapel…


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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 18, 2010

Algonquin Talks with Sara Nelson, O: The Oprah Magazine

3 Comments November 18, 2010 • 3 Comments . How long have you been at O: The Oprah Magazine? Oprah and you are totally best buds now, right? I started in September ’09, so it’s been a little over a year. Oprah and…


November 12, 2010

Booksellers Rock! Erica Eisdorfer, Bull’s Head Bookshop

4 Comments November 12, 2010 • 4 Comments Erica reading on the job. Erica Eisdorfer, long-time  manager of the Bull’s Head Bookshop, is the funniest person in the Triangle. Seriously. Just ask anyone who lives here. She’s also a talented writer in her…


October 25, 2010

Algonquin Talks with Amy Salit, Fresh Air producer

4 Comments October 25, 2010 • 4 Comments Amy Salit—one of the smartest, hardest working, and funniest producers in the biz—was kind enough to take time out from her busy schedule to talk about her career at Fresh Air, including legendary BEA parties…