Sarah Blake explains how she came to write her new novel, Clean Air, which explores the aftermath of the climate apocalypse and grapples with themes of motherhood, grief, control, and choice. … My asthma had been getting worse. Almost every spring I was ending up in the emergency room, unable to get my breathing underContinue reading

Bestselling author Thrity Umrigar shares what gave birth to her new novel, Honor, the Reese’s Book Club pick for January 2022—which tells the story of two couples and the sometimes dangerous and heartbreaking challenges of love across a cultural divide. … In 1993, my middle-aged father stood on our balcony and watched helplessly as theContinue 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

Get ready for our freshly blooming fiction with your own copy of The Algonquin Reader: Spring 2015. We publish the Reader each book season to give you a sneak peek of our new novels and a look behind the curtain of the authors’ process. The authors share essays about how they came to write theirContinue reading

Happy publication day to Gina Frangello for her new book, A Life in Men.  In the novel, a young woman with a terminal disease goes back to Europe to discover what went wrong between her and her best friend when they traveled there together years ago.  Audrey Niffenegger, the author of The Time Traveler’s Wife, says,Continue reading