Water For Wednesdays

No Comments Even though the movie isn’t set to release until April 15 (which is still 256 days away), fans of Water for Elephants (and Robert Pattinson) cannot wait to see this movie! Filming has wrapped and…

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NPR’s Scott Simonon The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating

2 Comments 2 Comments Elisabeth Tova Bailey, author of The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating (an office favorite), spoke with NPR “Weekend Edition Saturday” host Scott Simon about her illness, her ongoing recovery, and the benefits of slowing…

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Books & Books Presents Algonquin Night

1 Comment 1 Comment Craig Popelars, Algonquin’s Marketing Director, writes about a magical trip to the land of Miami. _______________________________________ STOP, collaborate, and listen, Algonquin’s in Miami with a frontlist edition. Our fiction grabs a hold of you tightly,…

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Author Q&A:Elisabeth Tova Bailey

1 Comment 1 Comment Yesterday we featured an excerpt from Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s exquisite memoir The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating. Today we have an interview with the snail aficionado herself. The book is about her observations of…

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AN INTERVIEW WITH SHANNON RAVENEL

19 Comments 19 Comments Today’s bonanza: Amy Hempel’s COLLECTED STORIES; Wells Towers’s EVERYTHING RAVAGED, EVERYTHING BURNED; the 25th anniversary edition of NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH; and three Algonquin titles of your choosing. Just leave a comment on our…

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AN INTERVIEW WITH AMY HEMPEL

11 Comments 11 Comments We’re huge Amy Hempel fans at Algonquin, so we’re especially thrilled that she’s the guest editor of this year’s 25th anniversary edition of NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH. To celebrate, today we’re giving away a…

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AN INTERVIEW WITH WELLS TOWER

20 Comments 20 Comments Today we’ll be giving away a copy of Wells Towers’ Everything Ravaged, Everything Burned along with a copy of New Stories from the South, 2010. To enter, leave a comment here or on our Facebook…

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New Stories Week New Stories From The South 2010

4 Comments 4 Comments On August 17, Algonquin will publish its 25th volume of New Stories from the South, guest edited this year by short story master Amy Hempel. Hempel has selected 25 stories by 24 authors (yes, one…

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Arcade Fire Tops Charts–Topples Eminem

11 Comments 11 Comments THE SUBURBS–the new album from ARCADE FIRE, the Montreal-based, indie-rock sensation–has landed at #1 on Billboard’s Album Chart, beating out Eminem’s “Recovery” and Lady Gaga’s “The Fame.” Total copies sold in the first week? 156,000!…

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More From Merge: The New Arcade Fire Album

1 Comment 1 Comment Christinne Muschi for The New York Times Arcade Fire, the indie-rock band that surprised everyone with its meteoric rise, releases its third CD, “The Suburbs,” today. The album is already receiving amazing reviews and attention,…

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