Kathy Pories on Barbara Kingsolver & the Bellwether Prize

May 4, 2011 • 2 Comments Barbara Kingsolver 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…


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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…


October 28, 2010

MUDBOUND A convocation and a giveaway

21 Comments October 28, 2010 • 21 Comments What does Hillary Jordan’s debut novel, Mudbound, have in common with the likes of Nickel & Dimed, Freakonomics, The Glass Castle, and Three Cups of Tea? The answer: it’s the 2010 selection for Appalachian State…


January 6, 2010

Saying Goodbye to 2009

No Comments January 6, 2010 • No Comments What a year it’s been for Algonquin! Allow us to pat ourselves on the back when we say we had FIVE New York Times bestsellers in 2009. If you haven’t checked ’em out, what are…


October 20, 2009

From our Design Department

1 Comment October 20, 2009 • 1 Comment Please welcome Laura Williams, our Art Assistant and Promotional Materials Goddess! Laura gets to do design work on jackets, blads, press kits, and anything else we can dream up. In a job that necessitates constant…