Algonquin’s Lucky 7: Introducing Our Monthly E-book Promo

February 13, 2012 • 5 Comments AHH, FEBRUARY, THE MONTH OF LOVE! What better way to commemorate Valentine’s Day than by spreading the love of reading? We asked seven Algonquin authors to choose their favorite Algonquin title ever—a book they have…


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Wicked Bugs: Amy Stewart in the BBC Gardening Blog

No Comments October 14, 2011 • No Comments I generally don’t consider a bug that eats a plant to be wicked. Plants are, after all, the food supply for many insects; I’m hardly going to blame them for eating their dinner. No, a…


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Drunken Botany 101

1 Comment July 20, 2011 • 1 Comment A few months ago, the Algonquin team received a rather innocuous looking box in the mail. Because we receive dozens of boxes each day, we weren’t too excited…until we opened it up and discovered a…


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On Writing: Amy Stewart and Paul Collins

1 Comment July 12, 2011 • 1 Comment Amy Stewart and Paul Collins talk belles-lettres, the art of nonfiction, e-publishing, colonial mixed drinks, and cramming for your own interviews. Amy Stewart is the acclaimed author of Wicked Plants, Wicked Bugs, Flower Confidential, and…


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Amy Stewart: “A funny thing has happened with Wicked Plants”

1 Comment May 5, 2011 • 1 Comment A funny thing has happened with Wicked Plants. It’s turned into a road show. A carnival of sorts. Social networking, nineteenth-century style. A year before Wicked Plants was released, I was hanging out at the…


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Publication Day: Wicked Bugs

30 Comments May 3, 2011 • 30 Comments Amy Stewart, author of the New York Times bestsellers Wicked Plants and Flower Confidential, is back with her newest book, Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army and Other Diabolical Insects. (Be sure to…


November 15, 2010

Wicked Trailer Amy Stewart, Wicked Bugs

1 Comment November 15, 2010 • 1 Comment We bring you this important news bulletin about Amy Stewart’s Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon’s Army & other Diabolical Insects (May 2011). c/o the New York Times Amy Stewart is also the author…