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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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Giveaway Tuesday: The Explanation for Everything and The Third Son

1 Comment 1 Comment New in paperback — today! — Lauren Grodstein’s The Explanation for Everything and Julie Wu’s The Third Son. And here’s your chance to win a copy of each in this week’s Giveaway Tuesday! Fill out…

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Giveaway Tuesday: The Explanation for Everything

6 Comments 6 Comments Happy Publication Day to New York Times bestselling author Lauren Grodstein! And it’s a happy day, indeed, as The Explanation for Everything has been tabbed for both Amazon’s Best Books of the Month for September…

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Giveaway Monday: The Explanation for Everything

6 Comments 6 Comments Lauren Grodstein has a way of getting inside her characters’ angst and the big issues of our lives that is entertaining and illuminating. She did this with page-turning success in The New York Times bestseller,…

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Lucky 7 for January: What to Read in 2013

4 Comments 4 Comments What to Read in 2013 With the New Year come new books from some of Algonquin’s classic authors. Dive into wonderful works from the likes of Lee Smith, Robert Morgan, Jill McCorkle, Amy Stewart, and…

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Lauren Grodstein & Stephen King; Algonquin Book Club Event, 3/3

33 Comments 33 Comments Get ready for our next Algonquin Book Club event coming up on March 3 at 7:00 p.m. EST!  Tune into the live webcast to hear Stephen King in conversation with Lauren Grodstein, author of A…

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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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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Summer Reads: Part 2

2 Comments 2 Comments This summer I’m revisiting Sinclair Lewis, whom despite being the first American writer awarded the Nobel, along with the first to refuse the Pulitzer, seems to have fallen out of vogue in recent decades, but…

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On Writing: Lauren Grodstein and Wendy McClure

3 Comments 3 Comments Lauren Grodstein and Wendy McClure dole out the writing wisdom as they discuss starting new projects, Little House on the Prairie, and why good authors are born rather than made. Lauren Grodstein is the author…

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Introducing the Algonquin Book Club! Live events & live webcasts with notable writers

26 Comments 26 Comments Welcome to the Algonquin Book Club! Each year we’ll be featuring four Algonquin Book Club selections at literary events held around the country and simultaneously webcast on our site. For each event, an Algonquin author…

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