Each month, Debutiful helps readers discover debut authors who are releasing can’t-miss books!Continue reading “12 can’t-miss debut books you should read this April”
Caleb Tankersley‘s debut short story collection Sin Eaters won the 2021 Permafrost Prize, which judge Julie Iromuanya called “rich” and “emotionally resonant.” The collection reveals why we as a society is so weirdly obsessed with small towns and the oddities that inhabit them. His characters are unfortgettable.
In addition to this debut on University of Alaska Press, he previously released a poetry chapbook called Jesus Works the Night Shift.
Debutiful corresponded with the author via email to help take readers inside this mesmerizing debut short story collection.Continue reading “Caleb Tankersley takes readers inside his story collection Sin Eaters”
Alejandro Varela, author of the debut novel The Town of Babylon, has had his writing appear in numerous publications including Boston Review, Harper’s Magazine, The Rumpus, Joyland Magazine, Pariahs (an anthology, SFA Press, 2016), and many more. In 2019 he was a Jerome Fellow in Literature and was also a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction.
Debutiful asked him to answer the recurring “A Life of Books” questionnaire so readers can get to know him better.Continue reading “A Life of Books with Alejandro Varela, author of The Town of Babylon”
Allegra Hyde’s debut novel Eleutheria is about a young woman who believes there is still hope in saving our world and joins a group of activists on an island in the Bahamas. Written in exquisite prose, this Hyde’s novel is the newest addition to the climate fiction canon that is helping to shape how we see the world.
Hyde previously won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award for her story collection Of This New World. She currently teaches at Oberlin College.
We spoke on the phone about climate fiction, books that inspire her, and why she’ll always continue to write issue-driving stories.Continue reading “Allegra Hyde believes fiction can change the world”
For those who have never visited Maine, the magic that oozes from every sunset, every lake, every whoopie pie is something that can’t easily be explained. In The Northern Reach, W.S. Winslow manages to capture the magic of the state in a very quaint and relaxing novel about family secrets.
We corresponded via email to chat about the magic Maine, small towns, and what’s next for W.S. Winslow.Continue reading “The Magic of Maine in W.S. Winslow’s The Northern Reach”
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Kit Mayquist’s novel, Tripping Arcadia, has “A Gothic Novel” smack dab on the cover. Many readers tend to assume one thing or another about what a Gothic novel is, so Debutiful decided to dig a little deeper with Mayquist to understand truly what Tripping Arcadia was all about.Continue reading “Going Gothic (Novel) with Kit Mayquist and Tripping Arcadia”
Mary Kuryla is the author of the debut novel Away To Stay. She has previously published a story collection called Freak Weather in 2017. Her sMary Kuryla is the author of the novel Away to Stay and the story collection Freak Weather, which was selected by Amy Hempel for the AWP Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction. Her stories have received The Pushcart Prize and the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Prize and appeared in The Paris Review, Conjunctions, Agni, Epoch, and elsewhere. She is a screenwriting and film studies professor in the School of Film and TV at Loyola Marymount University.
Debutiful asked her to answer the recurring “A Life of Books” questionnaire so readers could get to know her better.Continue reading “A Life of Books with Mary Kuryla, author of Away to Stay”