April is Algonquin Round Table Month at the New York Public Library

I am really pleased to announce the New York Public Library Mid-Manhattan Branch is going to be celebrating the Algonquin Round Table in April during its popular Story Time for Grown-Ups series. The location is 455 Fifth Avenue, corner of 40th Street. I am going to be giving a free talk (and book signing) about the Vicious Circle on Thursday, April 16, at the same library, and these readings make the whole month more special. Continue Reading →

Margaret Leech Birthday Today

Today is the anniversary of Margaret Leech’s birthdate, November 7, 1894 in Newburgh, NY. She’s the only woman to win the Pulitzer Prize twice in the History category. I write about her in my upcoming book The Algonquin Round Table New York: A Historical Guide. She led a fascinating life marked by tragedy & triumph and I hope people learn about her in my book.