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The Lucky Tour: The Book Stall

February 28, 2014 • No Comments

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. Join…

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The Lucky Tour: The Booksmith

No Comments September 10, 2013 • No Comments

Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. Join us for the journey…
SAN FRANCISCO —…

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June 5, 2012

Barbara Kingsolver announces Susan Nussbaum as Winner of 2012 PEN/Bellwether Prize

1 Comment June 5, 2012 • 1 Comment

New York City, June 5, 2012—PEN American Center, the largest branch of the world’s oldest literary and human rights organization, joined Barbara Kingsolver, founder of the Bellwether Prize, and Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, a…

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Brandon Jones at the ABA Winter Institute and ALA Midwinter Conference

1 Comment February 24, 2012 • 1 Comment

On January 18th, my wife, Michi, and I flew to the city of New Orleans to make an appearance at the American Booksellers Association Winter Institute. This was my first time visiting the Big Easy, and I…

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Publication Day: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

42 Comments October 4, 2011 • 42 Comments

“When she woke, she was red. Not flushed, not sunburned, but the solid, declarative red of a stop sign.
She saw her hands first. She held them in front of her eyes, squinting up at…

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On Writing: Hillary Jordan and Michael Dahlie

2 Comments September 26, 2011 • 2 Comments

Hillary Jordan is the author of two novels: Mudbound, which won the 2006 Bellwether Prize and a 2009 Alex Award from the American Library Association, and When She Woke, publishing October 4, 2011.
Michael Dahlie…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Summer Reads: Part 1

No Comments August 17, 2011 • No Comments

Summer’s winding down, but we still have plenty of time left to cram in more summer reading, right? We recently asked our authors to tell us about their favorite summer reads, whether from recent memory…

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Ask an Algonquin Editor: Kathy Pories on the Bellwether Prize

2 Comments May 11, 2011 • 2 Comments

Algonquin Books Senior Editor Kathy Pories talks about the Bellwether Prize, the publication prize founded by Barbara Kingsolver to recognize literature that addresses issues of social justice. Algonquin published two Bellwether Prize winners–Hillary Jordan‘s Mudbound…

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Kathy Pories on Barbara Kingsolver & the Bellwether Prize

2 Comments May 4, 2011 • 2 Comments

Five years ago, I stood on the periphery of the Duke University Chapel during the North Carolina Literary Festival, straining to hear the speaker. I was on the periphery because the chapel was packed full,…

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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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