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

March 3, 2011 • 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…


February 9, 2011

AWP Recap by Caroline Leavitt

2 Comments February 9, 2011 • 2 Comments Heidi Durrow (in center with black scarf), Caroline Leavitt (to Heidi's right), and other authors at AWP AWP doesn’t really stand for awesome writers party, but it sort of should. I’m in the midst of…


January 10, 2011

Algonquin Night: An Evening with Heidi Durrow

2 Comments January 10, 2011 • 2 Comments We’re big fans of the Triangle’s newest independent bookstore, Flyleaf Books, conveniently located a mere seven minutes from our office. On more than once lunch break, I’ve slipped out of the office to peruse their…


December 29, 2010

Jewish Christmas Eve Lasagna by Lauren Grodstein

1 Comment December 29, 2010 • 1 Comment Because nobody thought to tell me otherwise, I believed in Santa Claus until I was eleven. This is not because I was a particularly gullible child, I don’t think – it’s just that nobody ever…


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…


November 19, 2009

A Friend of the Family in The New York Times

No Comments November 19, 2009 • No Comments A Friend of the Family is in today’s New York Times, in the “Newly Released Books” column along with Penelope Lively, Ha Jin, and Paul Auster, among others. The New York Times wrote: A FRIEND…


November 18, 2009

Lauren Grodstein Recommends . . .

No Comments November 18, 2009 • No Comments Today’s blog post comes from A Friend of the Family author Lauren Grodstein. We asked her to tell us about her favorite books, and she provided us with this great list! I’ve been traveling around…


November 17, 2009

A Friend of the Family – Read an Excerpt

No Comments November 17, 2009 • No Comments There is a lot of buzz surrounding Lauren Grodstein’s new novel, A Friend of the Family, which just released last week. This story of a suburban father’s fall from grace as he struggles to save…