Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home on Tour

March 1, 2010 • No Comments Maria Finn, author of the new memoir Hold Me Tight and Tango Me Home, has been on a whirlwind tour of West Coast bookstores for the past month and just touched down in New York…


February 25, 2010

Maria Finn on The New Yorker “Book Bench”

No Comments February 25, 2010 • No Comments Maria Finn’s new memoir Hold Me Tight, and Tango Me Home (and the ongoing Heartbreak Competition at Maria’s website)  is featured on The New Yorker’s “Book Bench” blog today. Read the article here. “After she…


February 24, 2010

James Beard News!

No Comments February 24, 2010 • No Comments Last week, the James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalist nominees for their annual awards ceremony (“the Oscars of the food world”). We are excited to announce that Algonquin author (and owner of the Chapel Hill…


February 23, 2010

Mom, I’m Moving to PlanetEsme.

No Comments February 23, 2010 • No Comments Last week, Algonquin author Esmé Raji Codell was featured on the Chicago television station WCIU,  where she showed off her wonderful Bookroom–PlanetEsme. Her mission? To educate and inspire future generations of book fanatics! Seriously, this…


February 22, 2010

Big News: The New New Stories From the South

12 Comments February 22, 2010 • 12 Comments Hey friends, we have good news: On August 17, Algonquin will publish its 25th volume of New Stories from the South! And the guest editor? None other than the amazing Amy Hempel. (Check out an…


February 19, 2010

NPR Lovin’

1 Comment February 19, 2010 • 1 Comment Monday, between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., on NPR’s All Things Considered, host Michele Norris will be interviewing Heidi Durrow on her new book, The Girl Who Fell From The Sky. So, while you’re driving…


February 17, 2010

The Book That’s Falling From The Sky!

No Comments February 17, 2010 • No Comments Good News! Today we launch The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi Durrow. We have a couple launch-day treats for you. First, click here for a clip from the audio CD. Also, we…


February 4, 2010

Books, Dance, and a Heartbreak Challenge!

No Comments February 4, 2010 • No Comments This month we are celebrating the release of Maria Finn‘s memoir, Hold Me Tight & Tango Me Home! And just in time for Valentine’s Day, too. If you’re interested in dance, literature, or love (all…


January 26, 2010

Edward + Harvey Milk + Elle Woods. Now THAT’S a movie!

1 Comment January 26, 2010 • 1 Comment Excellent news! Sara Gruen‘s Water For Elephants , which shortly after publication was picked up by Fox 2000 for development as a major motion picture, has taken another major step toward reaching the big screen.…


January 25, 2010

Bill Gates on Work Hard, Be Nice.

No Comments January 25, 2010 • No Comments Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, now focuses all of his time on the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has started a website, www.TheGatesNotes.com, to talk about what his foundation has been up to, and…