We are thrilled, just thrilled, to see how many, so many, of our books earning spots on best-of-the-year lists. (They say it ain’t bragging if it’s true. And it’s true!) All of the bragging about our fabulous Algonquin Young Readers books is listed below, too. His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie The New York Times – “100Continue reading

. His Only Wife by Peace Adzo Medie Afi Tekple is a young seamstress in Ghana. She is smart; she is pretty; and she has been convinced by her mother to marry a man she does not know. Afi knows who he is, of course—Elikem is a wealthy businessman whose mother has chosen Afi in theContinue reading

All times Eastern. Monday, October 5 Michael Ian Black, A Better Man, 8pm at Left Bank Books Tuesday, October 6 Michael Parker, Prairie Fever, 7:30pm at the Thomas Wolfe Prize Speech Michael Ian Black, A Better Man, with Maria Konnikova, 8pm at Powell’s City of Books Wednesday, October 7 Connor Towne O’Neill, Down Along withContinue reading

Welcome to Pages to the Past, a continuing celebration of Algonquin’s historical fiction. One of the most powerful things a story can do is sweep you away—to a different place, world, or time. In the pages of historical fiction, we can understand our history and gain new perspectives on our current situation. These novels offerContinue reading

For these days when the expression “When pigs fly . . .” never felt more appropriate, we’re swooping in with The Algonquin Reader. This Spring/Summer edition features original, smart, thoughtful, personal essays from bestselling authors Julia Alvarez, Jill McCorkle, Larry Watson, and Caroline Leavitt, along with newcomers Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, Richard Farrell, and ShurtiContinue reading

The wonderful Julia Alvarez always has a way of helping us understand ourselves and our world a little bit better. In this video, she talks about the importance of reading and stories in our lives, particularly right now. “Stories help us survive the worst of times.” The best books, she says, don’t provide answers inContinue reading