Catherine House is the book Elisabeth Thomas always wanted to read; so she wrote it

Catherine House is the book Elisabeth Thomas always wanted to read; so she wrote it

Elisabeth Thomas always loved Gothic Literature. She wanted to be transported away from her reality. The Yale-graduate, now working as an archivist for The Museum of Modern Art, knew she would always try her hand at a modern Gothic book.

Catherine House, inspired by her interest in the culture of elite American universities and colleges, is about a prestigious and secretive school where students don’t have contact with the outside world. Readers follow Ines as she discovers why the school is so isolated, the complicated history of Catherine House, and the secrets it holds.

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Podcast Episode 00: Kimberly King Parsons, Melissa Rivero, John Englehardt, and Lauren Wilkinson

Podcast Episode 00: Kimberly King Parsons, Melissa Rivero, John Englehardt, and Lauren Wilkinson

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This supersized debut episode features four conversations with some of 2019’s best debut authors.

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The 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize announced

The 2019 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize announced

The Center for Fiction announced the seven book shortlist for their First Novel Prize. Of the seven, six were featured previously on Debutiful. Three were interviewed here (see below), while another I interviewed for Electric Literature.

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