AHH, FEBRUARY, THE MONTH OF LOVE! What better way to commemorate Valentine’s Day than by spreading the love of reading? We asked seven Algonquin authors to choose their favorite Algonquin title ever—a book they have an undeniable, passionate crush on. Their answers, ranging from early classics to more recent works, are sure to make youContinue reading

We’re pleased to announce that Jonathan Evison‘s New York Times bestseller West of Here is now available in paperback! Evison’s epic novel received a boatload of accolades last year: Hudson Booksellers’ Book of the Year; winner of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers’ Association award; a Bookpage Top 50 of 2011; an Amazon Top 100 of 2011; andContinue reading

Before embarking on any author/editor relationship, I—as the editor—like to get to know the other person at least a little bit. That way I can avoid the true crazies and focus on the merely wildly eccentric (and what writer worth his/her salt isn’t a little bit crazy?). And after my first conversation with Jonathan Evison,Continue reading

Jonathan Evison, author of West of Here, and Dan Chaon, author of Await Your Reply, talk “TAGTLAY,” the writing life, music, and the lighter issues–like the role of the subconscious in creative endeavors and the nature of truth.   Dan: Okay, so it’s Sunday morning, mid-February, first non-freezing day in weeks, and two reviews ofContinue reading