Happy Half-Birthday Megan!

March 30, 2012 • 3 Comments

Or, These Are A Few of My Favorite Things, The Lit Mag Edition!
(Plus, An Awesome Giveaway. Who Doesn’t Love a Giveaway?!)
Happy spring, all! Or better yet, happy half-birthday to me! I promise I’m…


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March Poetry Roundup

No Comments March 29, 2012 • No Comments

Lauren and Megan are back with more poetry recommendations, this time highlighting books with a connection to the Midwest. We’ve had this region on our minds for some reason. Enjoy!
Natural Selections
Joseph Campana
(recommended by Lauren…


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We’ll Miss You Michael!

11 Comments 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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Booksellers Rock! Steven Salardino, Skylight Books

4 Comments March 26, 2012 • 4 Comments

Name: Steven Salardino
Bookstore: Skylight Books
Title: Manager
Brief Bio: Southern California boy, junior high school heavy metal kid turned long hair punk. Educated by Doonesbury comics, Steve Martin LPs, and Woody Allen movies. Skateboarding to the used…


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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…


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Publication Day: The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac by Kris D’Agostino

7 Comments March 20, 2012 • 7 Comments

Chances are, Calvin Moretti, the main character of Kris D’Agostino’s The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac, will remind you of someone you went to high school with. Calvin is a twenty-four-year-old film school dropout living at home again…


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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.)
Growing up in Los…


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Ask An Editor: Kathy Pories on Book Jackets

5 Comments March 15, 2012 • 5 Comments

Today we share our third installment in our Ask An Algonquin Editor series. Senior editor Kathy Pories knows that while many readers would never admit it, we often judge a book by…


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Lucky 7: Staff Favorites

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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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Support The Makery!

4 Comments March 9, 2012 • 4 Comments

One of the things I always loved about Algonquin Books when I worked there was that even though they have a big parent company in NYC and an amazing knack for publishing bestsellers, they’ve still…