After more than 50 years working in the publishing industry, in part at Dell/Delacorte and Simon & Schuster in New York, and for the last 16 years working as Executive Editor here at Algonquin Books, the one and only Chuck Adams is leaving full-time work at the end of this year. To say we willContinue 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

Sara Gruen’s runaway bestselling novel, Water for Elephants, was published 10 years ago, on May 26, 2006. A full decade after he helped give us all a home underneath the big top, we asked executive editor Chuck Adams to share his memories of how he — and the rest of — ran away with theContinue reading

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 Elephants by Sara Gruen Player #3: A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick Player #4: Life After Life by Jill McCorkleContinue reading

When filming of The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving began in Atlanta last month, Jonathan Evison’s novel joined a distinguished list of Algonquin books adapted to the screen. Larry Brown’s Joe, starring Nicolas Cage, was released in 2014. There was Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson, which will soon be aContinue reading

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 the journey… LA JOLLA, California — When you’re driving around San Diego, you get the distinct impression that you’re in the most beautiful city inContinue reading