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Super Book Sunday Results: The Algonquin First String

No Comments The results from the Super Book Sunday draft are in! Thanks to all who participated. And here’s your Algonquin first-string: Player #1: The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin Player #2: Water for…

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Veterans Day Reads

No Comments No Comments As we honor our military veterans today, here are some books that offer insight into the veteran experience, battles large and small: Pumpkinflowers by Matti Friedman: It was just one small hilltop in a small,…

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The Lucky Tour: The Book Stall

No Comments No Comments Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road last summer for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. Join…

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The Lucky Tour: The Booksmith

No Comments No Comments Intrepid former Algonquin intern David Bradley and his trusty sidekick, Lucky the Leprechaun, hit the road for a tour of (almost all) the coolest, hippest, greatest indie bookstores in the United States. Join us for…

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Barbara Kingsolver announces Susan Nussbaum as Winner of 2012 PEN/Bellwether Prize

1 Comment 1 Comment Live from the Bellwether Prize Announcement at BEA 2012 New York City, June 5, 2012—PEN American Center, the largest branch of the world’s oldest literary and human rights organization, joined Barbara Kingsolver, founder of the…

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Brandon Jones at the ABA Winter Institute and ALA Midwinter Conference

1 Comment 1 Comment On January 18th, my wife, Michi, and I flew to the city of New Orleans to make an appearance at the American Booksellers Association Winter Institute. This was my first time visiting the Big Easy,…

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Publication Day: When She Woke by Hillary Jordan

42 Comments 42 Comments “When she woke, she was red. Not flushed, not sunburned, but the solid, declarative red of a stop sign. She saw her hands first. She held them in front of her eyes, squinting up at…

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On Writing: Hillary Jordan and Michael Dahlie

2 Comments 2 Comments Hillary Jordan is the author of two novels: Mudbound, which won the 2006 Bellwether Prize and a 2009 Alex Award from the American Library Association, and When She Woke, publishing October 4, 2011. Michael Dahlie…

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Algonquin Authors Pick Their Favorite Summer Reads: Part 1

No Comments No Comments Summer’s winding down, but we still have plenty of time left to cram in more summer reading, right? We recently asked our authors to tell us about their favorite summer reads, whether from recent memory…

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Ask an Algonquin Editor: Kathy Pories on the Bellwether Prize

2 Comments 2 Comments Algonquin Books Senior Editor Kathy Pories talks about the Bellwether Prize, the publication prize founded by Barbara Kingsolver to recognize literature that addresses issues of social justice. Algonquin published two Bellwether Prize winners–Hillary Jordan‘s Mudbound…

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