A Life of Books: Anna Hogeland, author of The Long Answer

A Life of Books: Anna Hogeland, author of The Long Answer

Anna Hogeland may be the only literary fiction debut author of 2022 with an MSW and and MFA. She has a private practice as a psychotherapist in addition to writing The Long Answer. Her debut is a heartbreaking mediation on grief, friendship, and pregnancy with a nuanced understanding. She tackles heavy issues with careful thought and precision. It’s a memorable story that provides a voice to one often overlooked and misunderstood in media.

Debutiful asked Hogeland to answer our recurring A Life of Books questionnaire so readers can get to know her better.

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20 debut books coming in the second half of 2022 that you should pre-order right now

20 debut books coming in the second half of 2022 that you should pre-order right now

If you’re caught up reading the Best Debut Books of 2022 (So Far), it’s time to pre-order the books Debutiful is most excited about coming out between July and December 2022! You can pre-order all of the books at Debutiful’s Bookshop.org page.

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The Best Debut Books of 2022 (So Far)

The Best Debut Books of 2022 (So Far)

Below are the fifteen best debut books that Debutiful’s founder Adam Vitcavage has read and covered so far in 2022. The titles include not-quite-dystopian criticisms of our current society, coming-of-age tales that bend the genre’s tropes, family dramas built on memorable characters, and some of the most uniquely crafted short story collections you’ll ever read.

You can purchase all of the books listed below via Debutiful’s Bookshop.org page.

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A Life of Books: Reema Patel, author of Such Big Dreams

A Life of Books: Reema Patel, author of Such Big Dreams

Reema Patel, a Tornoto-based writer and lawyer, spent years working with youth non-profits and in human-rights advocacy. Her debut novel, Such Big Dreams, came out in April via Ballantine Books.

The book follows a young woman living in a Mumbai slum as she grapples with a incident that occurred a decade prior that resulted in the loss of her best friend. She currently works for a non-profit and her world turns upside-down when a Bollywood star decides to make herself the face of organization.

We asked Reema to to answer our A Life of Books questionnaire so readers could get to know her better.

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