A Life of Books: Martha Anne Toll, author of Three Muses

A Life of Books: Martha Anne Toll, author of Three Muses

Martha Anne Toll is the author of Three Muses, which won the Petrichor Prize for Finely Crafted Fiction. She is also a book reviewer and author interviewer at NPR Books, the Washington Post, Pointe Magazine, andThe Millions. Recently, she joined the Board of Directors of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.

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

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A Life of Books: Tracey Lien, author of All That’s Left Unsaid

A Life of Books: Tracey Lien, author of All That’s Left Unsaid

All That’s Left Unsaid, the debut novel from Australian-born Tracey Lien has been praised by as “an unforgettable debut, utterly compelling from start to finish” by bestselling author Liane Moriarty. Lien, who earned her MFA at the University of Kansas and was a Los Angeles Times reporter currently lives in Brooklyn.

Her book follows a young Vietnamese-Australian woman who navigates the complicated tangles of her family and community in the wake of her brother’s murder.

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

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Joe Pompeo Discusses The Scandalous Jazz Age Double Murder That Hooked America on True Crime

Joe Pompeo Discusses The Scandalous Jazz Age Double Murder That Hooked America on True Crime

If you thought Sarah Koenig and Serial was the first time a true crime gripped the country, think again. Vanity Fair corresponded Joe Pompeo‘s new book Blood & Ink reveals the long-running obsession America has had with true crime by taking us back to the time of Gatsby.

The book follows the murder of the Reverend Edward Hall and Eleanor Mills, a choir singer from his church he was having an affair with. Pompeo expertly unravels the crime as well as examines why we as a society are so obsessed with crime in general.

Pompeo chatted with Debutiful to discuss his background, obsession, and research.

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A Life of Books: Anna Qu, author of Made in China

A Life of Books: Anna Qu, author of Made in China

Anna Qu‘s memoir about her upbringing where she worked in a factory as a teenager, navigating her identity as a Chinese American, and the search for the truth about her family was first published in 2022 to glowing reviews. Kirkus called it “Gripping . . . Well written . . . Brilliantly insightful.”

Qu, whose writing has appeared in Poets & Writers, Lithub, Threepenny ReviewLumina, Kartika, Vol.1 Brooklyn, and Jezebel is also a the Nonfiction Editor at Kweli Journal. She was recently awarded the 2023 BMI Shearing Fellowship.

The paperback of Made in China: A Memoir of Love and Labor is out now and Debutiful asked Qu to answer the recurring “A Life of Books” questionnaire so readers could get to know her better.

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