Happy Half-Birthday Megan!

March 30, 2012 • 3 Comments Or, These Are A Few of My Favorite Things, The Lit Mag Edition! (Plus, An Awesome Giveaway. Who Doesn’t Love a Giveaway?!) Happy spring, all! Or better yet, happy half-birthday to me! I promise I’m…


March 29, 2012

March Poetry Roundup

No Comments March 29, 2012 • No Comments Lauren and Megan are back with more poetry recommendations, this time highlighting books with a connection to the Midwest. We’ve had this region on our minds for some reason. Enjoy! Natural Selections Joseph Campana (recommended…


March 28, 2012

We’ll Miss You Michael!

11 Comments March 28, 2012 • 11 Comments Because Michael has been such an important element in the success of all the books I’ve edited since I came to Algonquin eight years ago, the individual moments of his genius at work blur into…


March 26, 2012

Booksellers Rock! Steven Salardino, Skylight Books

4 Comments March 26, 2012 • 4 Comments Name: Steven Salardino Bookstore: Skylight Books Title: Manager Brief Bio: Southern California boy, junior high school heavy metal kid turned long hair punk. Educated by Doonesbury comics, Steve Martin LPs, and Woody Allen movies. Skateboarding…


March 22, 2012

The Return to the Nest Syndrome

1 Comment March 22, 2012 • 1 Comment Growing up is terrifying. No one told me when I was a wee young thing that once I hit 21, gone would be the days of sleeping past noon, purchasing frivolous items at the local…


March 20, 2012

Publication Day: The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac by Kris D’Agostino

7 Comments March 20, 2012 • 7 Comments Chances are, Calvin Moretti, the main character of Kris D’Agostino’s The Sleepy Hollow Family Almanac, will remind you of someone you went to high school with. Calvin is a twenty-four-year-old film school dropout living at…


March 16, 2012

The Writer-Groupie Experiment

1 Comment March 16, 2012 • 1 Comment Algonquin Publicist Megan Fishmann, a fabulous writer in her own right, shares her thoughts on meeting famous authors. (This article originally appeared in The Hairpin–a portion of it is below.) 1. Growing up in Los…


March 15, 2012

Ask An Editor: Kathy Pories on Book Jackets

5 Comments March 15, 2012 • 5 Comments         Today we share our third installment in our Ask An Algonquin Editor series. Senior editor Kathy Pories knows that while many readers would never admit it, we often judge a book…


March 13, 2012

Lucky 7: Staff Favorites

No Comments March 13, 2012 • No Comments STAFF FAVORITES We’ve hand-picked seven titles—four novels, three memoirs—that dazzled, inspired, thrilled, enlightened, and captivated us. Some made us laugh, some made us cry, and some made us do both. We guarantee they’ll do the…


March 9, 2012

Support The Makery!

4 Comments March 9, 2012 • 4 Comments One of the things I always loved about Algonquin Books when I worked there was that even though they have a big parent company in NYC and an amazing knack for publishing bestsellers, they’ve still…