Algonquin Books Launches Book Club

By Maryann Yin Comment

Algonquin Books has launched the Algonquin Books Club. The publisher has chosen twenty-five paperback titles from its list, building a readers guide for each book.

Here’s more from the site: “We’ll be featuring four Algonquin Book Club selections a year for dynamic literary events held around the country and simultaneously webcast on our site. For each event, an Algonquin author will be interviewed by a notable writer.”

The first event (March 21st) will be held in Miami at Books & Books. Edwidge Danticat, author of Brother, I’m Dying, will interview Julia Alvarez on her masterpiece, In the Time of the Butterflies. Below we’ve listed the rest of Algonquin Book Club’s 2011 event offerings.

On April 26th, Kathryn Stockett, author of The Help will be paired with Sara Gruen to discuss Water for Elephants.

On August 18th, Terry McMillan, author of Getting to Happy, will be joined by Heidi Durrow to talk about The Girl Who Fell from the Sky.

On October 20th, Patricia Cornwell, author of Port Mortuary, will have a conversation with Robert Goolrick on A Reliable Wife.

EDITOR’S NOTE: We updated this post to correct an error.