Last year Algonquin launched the Algonquin Book Club, where we host four literary events each year held at bookstores around the country and simultaneously webcast them on our site, www.algonquinbooksblog.com. We’ve had some amazing events so far, including Stephen King interviewing Lauren Grodstein (A Friend of the Family), Garth Stein and Robert Goolrick (A Reliable Wife), Edwidge Danticat in conversation with Julia Alvarez (In the Time of the Butterflies), and most recently, Anne Lamont and Caroline Leavitt (Pictures of You). And in the weeks leading up to each event, we feature exclusive author interviews, excerpts, and tons of giveaways!
On June 19th acclaimed author Judy Blume is interviewing Tayari Jones about Silver Sparrow, which just came out in paperback. The event is hosted by B & N in NYC, and is being webcast live on our website. We’ve come up with a cute (albeit, a little unoriginal) tag line for the event: Are You There Judy? It’s me, Tayari.
I hope you can tune in on Tuesday, June 19th to watch the webcast!