What We’re Reading: At Home: A History of Private Life

December 21, 2010 • 3 Comments I am the unlikeliest person to be reading this book, for three reasons: 1) as anyone who knows me well can report, I have a certain deficiency in the housekeeping department; 2) I’m more inclined…


November 17, 2010

Like My Jacket? Paperback versus Hardback

13 Comments November 17, 2010 • 13 Comments This month marks the publication of the beautiful paperback edition of Lauren Grodstein’s critically acclaimed novel A FRIEND OF THE FAMILY, an Algonquin staff favorite. Lauren’s suburban tragedy charts a father’s fall from grace as…


September 29, 2010

Hempel. Tower. Pories. Housing Works, 9/24

1 Comment September 29, 2010 • 1 Comment This past Friday, September 24th, at New York City’s Housing Works, guest editor Amy Hempel, series editor Kathy Pories, and contributor Wells Tower gathered together to celebrate Algonquin’s 25th anniversary of NEW STORIES FROM THE…


September 24, 2010

Celebrate 25 years at Housing Works Bookstore tonight!

No Comments September 24, 2010 • No Comments 5 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND TONIGHT’S NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH READING AT HOUSING WORKS BOOKSTORE . 1. Award-winning author Amy Hempel may bring her dog. . 2. You may get the chance to…


September 2, 2010


8 Comments September 2, 2010 • 8 Comments What was the first reading you ever went to? Tell us the author, book, and bookstore on our Facebook page (or, if you’re not a member of Facebook, here on our blog) and we’ll reward…


August 17, 2010

AN INTERVIEW WITHKathy Pories, Series Editor

8 Comments August 17, 2010 • 8 Comments Algonquin Books is proud to celebrate a quarter-century’s worth of stellar short stories with the publication of its annual anthology, NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH. Over the course of the week, we’ll be featuring spotlight…


November 20, 2009

Meet the Staff: Kathy Pories, Senior Editor

6 Comments November 20, 2009 • 6 Comments Welcome back to Meet the Staff, where we learn a little more about the lovely people with whom we work! This month, we’re excited to feature Kathy Pories, Senior Editor. How long have you been…