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The Quotable Algonkian, Part 2: Summer Slump Edition

No Comments Algonquin authors, a spectacularly talented lot, are also exceptionally generous with their hard-earned writing advice. During the dog days of summer, even the most dedicated writer’s momentum can stall, so we’ve compiled another installment of…

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LIVE: Julia Alvarez Receives National Medal of Arts

No Comments No Comments “…Fiction tells a different kind of truth, the truth according to feelings rather than just the facts; that there is nothing shameful in being a complex human being; that a writer has to try to…

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February Lucky 7 last day!

No Comments No Comments The last day of the month means that today is your last chance to get these Julia Alvarez e-books for only $1.99.  With such a short month, February has flown by!  But before it’s over,…

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Lucky 7 for February: All Julia Alvarez, All Month

No Comments No Comments Celebrate Julia Alvarez’s extraordinary catalog of work─from poetry to essays to novels to memoir─by completing your library of her books, now available in e-book for all platforms, and all for just $1.99 apiece throughout February!…

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Julia Alvarez: An Interview with Mark Kurlansky

No Comments No Comments In A Wedding in Haiti, Julia Alvarez takes us on a journey–a journey to Haiti, a journey to the joys and burdens of love, a journey beyond borders and between families. “She is the ideal…

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April Poetry Roundup (and Giveaway!): 30 Favorite Poems

21 Comments 21 Comments In honor of this 30th day of National Poetry Month, we’ve listed 30 of our favorite poems of all time. This is by no means an exhaustive list of the best poems out there, but…

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Publication Day: A Wedding in Haiti by Julia Alvarez

No Comments No Comments It’s spring and weddings abound.  Everyone I know has at least three wedding themed Pinterest boards, and my roommate just bought a Texan bridal magazine with more pages than War and Peace.  In a world…

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Happy Half-Birthday Megan!

3 Comments 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…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Books They’ve Read in 2011, Part 2

1 Comment 1 Comment Donia Bijan, author of Maman’s Homesick Pie This was the year of displaced persons. The Invisible Bridge, by Julie Orringer. The untold story of Hungarian Jews forced to flee as Europe’s tragedy unfolds, renders the…

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Julia Alvarez awarded Vermont Governor’s Award

No Comments No Comments Congratulations, Julia Alvarez! We’re delighted to announce that Julia Alvarez is the recipient of the Vermont Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. Over the course of twenty years, Julia has published seven widely-acclaimed books…

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