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Man With A Pan, Live and In Person

No Comments I have to say I’ve never been to a reading at Housing Works that didn’t get me super excited about the book being highlighted. For example, after the New Stories from the South reading in…

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AWP Recap by Caroline Leavitt

2 Comments 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…

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Booksellers Rock! Nancy Olson, Quail Ridge Books

3 Comments 3 Comments Quail Ridge is the major independent bookstore in Raleigh, NC–hometown of David and Amy Sedaris. It was voted the Best Bookstore of the Year by Publishers Weekly about a decade ago, and rightly so–you can’t…

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Short Story Pick of the Month

No Comments No Comments Danielle Evans‘s debut story collection, Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, received tons of critical acclaim when it was published just a couple months ago–from the New York Times, People, O: The Oprah Magazine,…

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Happy Birthday Megan! A Few of My Favorite Things

18 Comments 18 Comments In honor of my recent arrival at Algonquin (and, let’s be honest, my birthday  week), Algonquin has been nice enough to let me cap off the month by sharing a few of my favorite things.…

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

1 Comment 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…

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Short Story Pick of the Month

1 Comment 1 Comment What begins as a fantastical story of a small Southern town’s populace living in trees after a devastating flood becomes a serious and sensitive portrayal of a strained marriage told through the eyes of thirteen-year-old…

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Celebrate 25 years at Housing Works Bookstore tonight!

No Comments 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…

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FIRST READING, FIRST DATE

8 Comments 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…

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AN INTERVIEW WITH SHANNON RAVENEL

19 Comments 19 Comments Today’s bonanza: Amy Hempel’s COLLECTED STORIES; Wells Towers’s EVERYTHING RAVAGED, EVERYTHING BURNED; the 25th anniversary edition of NEW STORIES FROM THE SOUTH; and three Algonquin titles of your choosing. Just leave a comment on our…

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