Lucky 7 for January: What to Read in 2013

January 2, 2013 • 4 Comments What to Read in 2013 With the New Year come new books from some of Algonquin’s classic authors. Dive into wonderful works from the likes of Lee Smith, Robert Morgan, Jill McCorkle, Amy Stewart, and…


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Lauren Grodstein & Stephen King; Algonquin Book Club Event, 3/3

33 Comments January 30, 2012 • 33 Comments Get ready for our next Algonquin Book Club event coming up on March 3 at 7:00 p.m. EST!  Tune into the live webcast to hear Stephen King in conversation with Lauren Grodstein, author of A…


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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books They’ve Read in 2011, Part 2

1 Comment December 7, 2011 • 1 Comment Donia Bijan, author of Maman’s Homesick Pie This was the year of displaced persons. The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer. The untold story of Hungarian Jews forced to flee as Europe’s tragedy unfolds, renders the…


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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Summer Reads: Part 2

2 Comments August 24, 2011 • 2 Comments This summer I’m revisiting Sinclair Lewis, whom despite being the first American writer awarded the Nobel, along with the first to refuse the Pulitzer, seems to have fallen out of vogue in recent decades, but…


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On Writing: Lauren Grodstein and Wendy McClure

3 Comments August 11, 2011 • 3 Comments Lauren Grodstein and Wendy McClure dole out the writing wisdom as they discuss starting new projects, Little House on the Prairie, and why good authors are born rather than made. Lauren Grodstein is the author…


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Introducing the Algonquin Book Club! Live events & live webcasts with notable writers

26 Comments March 3, 2011 • 26 Comments Welcome to the Algonquin Book Club! Each year we’ll be featuring four Algonquin Book Club selections at literary events held around the country and simultaneously webcast on our site. For each event, an Algonquin author…


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AWP Recap by Caroline Leavitt

2 Comments February 9, 2011 • 2 Comments Heidi Durrow (in center with black scarf), Caroline Leavitt (to Heidi's right), and other authors at AWP AWP doesn’t really stand for awesome writers party, but it sort of should. I’m in the midst of…


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USA Today “Book Buzz” item on the Algonquin Book Club

No Comments February 3, 2011 • No Comments Thanks, USA Today, for writing about the Algonquin Book Club series, featuring Julia Alvarez (In the Time of the Butterflies) with Edwidge Danticat, Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants) with Kathryn Stockett, Heidi Durrow (The Girl Who…


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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…


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Jewish Christmas Eve Lasagna by Lauren Grodstein

1 Comment December 29, 2010 • 1 Comment Because nobody thought to tell me otherwise, I believed in Santa Claus until I was eleven. This is not because I was a particularly gullible child, I don’t think – it’s just that nobody ever…