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14740
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Algonquin Books operates out of a small, cramped building behind publisher Louis D. Rubin's house in Chapel Hill. The company's purpose is to publish quality books that showcase emerging Southern writers. In the past three years, fifteen titles have been published with seven more to be added this year. Rubin and his senior editor and cofounder Shannon Ravenel work without compensation. Although the company has a growing reputation, the economic life of a small press is perilous. To turn a profit, the company must publish 3,500 copies of a title.
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27495
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Shannon Ravenel, the editor of Algonquin Books in Chapel Hill, talks about the state of Southern literature. The Southern writer most frequently writes about nostalgia, the passage of time, guilt, and ordinary things. While Southern fiction is often criticized for not keeping up with the times, Algonquin Books has recently received national attention on behalf of some of its authors. The publishing house was started in attempt to give a voice to talented writers who were shut out by New York publishers.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 8 Issue 39, Sept. 26-Oct. 2 1990, p10-11 Periodical Website
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28405
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While Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill has found success on the national level, some still stereotype the fiction it publishes. Unable to separate itself from its Southern identity, the publishing house has received criticism and often struggles to be taken seriously. Some critics believe its middle class Southerness is “cute,” but not of a high quality. No matter what the publishing house does to fight the stereotype and national success it achieves, it cannot solve the problems facing literature written in, about, and published in the South.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 11 Issue 34, July 1993, p11-13 Periodical Website
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28404
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Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill celebrates its tenth anniversary this fall and the publishing house’s history is detailed. Algonquin’s founding by Louis D. Rubin, Jr. and Shannon Ravenel are described. Also detailed is the national attention and success the publishing house has achieved through its publication of Southern authors, unknown authors, and literary fiction. Finally, the publishing house’s struggles are also detailed and why they have remained successful.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 11 Issue 34, July 1993, p9-11 Periodical Website