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Writing What You Don’t Know About What You Know

June 5, 2014 • 1 Comment

Few bits of writing wisdom are doled out more avidly than that old chestnut about writing what you know, meaning writing from your own experience. It makes sense, of course. It’s a logical path to…

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Booksellers Rock! Whitney Spotts, Schuler Books & Music

1 Comment June 3, 2014 • 1 Comment

Name: Whitney Spotts.
Job title: Author Events Coordinator.
Bookstore: Schuler Books & Music.
Brief Bio: I am a former ballet-dancing-choir-singing-volleyball-player with a Masters from University of London, Goldsmith’s College in 20th Century English Lit. I am allergic to most…

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Lucky Stars for June: All Things Lewis Nordan

No Comments June 1, 2014 • No Comments

Since we published his first novel in 1991, Lewis Nordan has gained a devoted following for stories that are simultaneously magical, hilarious and heartbreaking. The devotion lasts well beyond his death in 2012. With the…

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Meet Lin Enger

No Comments May 29, 2014 • No Comments

The BEA fun continues at Booth 839 with Friday’s signing with Lin Enger.  Preview his upcoming novel and discover the family history that inspired it with this excerpt from his essay in the Algonquin Reader.

The High…

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Meet Lin Enger, Bill Roorbach & Brock Clarke

No Comments May 27, 2014 • No Comments

Here are excerpts from the Algonquin Reader essays by Lin Enger, Bill Roorbach and Brock Clarke:

The High Divide by Lin Enger:  “In 1883 my great-grandfather, a Norwegian immigrant, arrived in Dakota Territory to homestead…

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Giveaway Tuesday: The Explanation for Everything and The Third Son

1 Comment May 27, 2014 • 1 Comment

New in paperback — today! — Lauren Grodstein’s The Explanation for Everything and Julie Wu’s The Third Son.
And here’s your chance to win a copy of each in this week’s Giveaway Tuesday! Fill out the form…

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Algonquin @ BEA

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The Lucky Tour: Park Road Books

1 Comment May 23, 2014 • 1 Comment

Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road last summer for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. And just in time for…

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Query Do’s and Don’ts

5 Comments May 22, 2014 • 5 Comments

Algonquin is one of a dwindling number of publishing houses that still accepts unsolicited queries, and we accept them only through regular mail. Since you’ve worked so hard already and may soon be adding a…

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Giveaway Tuesday: Fall 2014 Galleys

20 Comments May 20, 2014 • 20 Comments

Galleys, we’ve got galleys. We’ve got lots and lots of galleys.
This is your chance to get your mitts on advance reading copies of our Fall 2014 titles. Get ‘em now. Get ‘em before BEA…

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