Each month, Debutiful will recommend a handful of buzzworthy and under-the-radar debut books for you to read.Continue reading “6 debut books you should read this January”
This supersized debut episode features four conversations with some of 2019’s best debut authors.Continue reading “Podcast Episode 00: Kimberly King Parsons, Melissa Rivero, John Englehardt, and Lauren Wilkinson”
Adam Popescu has spent years writing for a variety of newspapers and magazines. His acclaimed stories range from covering Arctic tsunamis to droughts in East Africa and Indonesia.Continue reading “How Adam Popescu’s journalism career prepared him to write his debut novel ‘Nima’”
Debutiful was born on December 11, 2018 in a gray cubicle in a suburb of Phoenix. It was a conglomeration of factors that led to it and without a very specific series of events, this project would never have existed.Continue reading “Debutiful thanks you for an amazing debut year!”
The debut year of Debutiful featured over 40 written interviews with debut authors. Some were conducted in the coziness of my apartment while others were in study rooms at libraries, a random office at my day job with the state government, or in the car parked under a tree.Continue reading “Introducing Debutiful the Podcast”
This month, my selections are going to be a little different. There are three debuts publishing this month that are definitely worth checking out, but I also wanted to highlight three books that previously came out that I missed for one reason or another.Continue reading “6 debut books you should read this December”
Emma Sloley‘s short fiction has been published in various journals like Catapult and collected in an anthology edited by Rebecca Makkai. She also is a seasoned travel writer where she has traveled the world writing essays for outlets like Coastal Living and Travel + Leisure.Continue reading “A Life of Books with Emma Sloley, author of ‘Disaster’s Children’”
For many, 2019 was just another year. It came and went as resolutions made in late 2018 fell by the wayside. Our president continued to attack anyone who stood up to him. For Debutiful, it was my debut year celebrating debut authors. The site featured over 40 interviews in the first year and recommended over 70 books.Continue reading “Debutiful’s favorite debut books of 2019”
National Book Award finalist Julia Phillips spent nearly three years writing her debut Disappearing Earth and even lived in the remote Russian village where the book is set. The debut was an instant hit when it was published in May and continued to gain momentum all the way into award season.
She is now a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize. Additionally. she is on the longlist for the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction & Nonfiction. The finalists will be announced early in November.
I wanted to catch up with Phillips about everything that has unfolded since her debut was published and what’s next.Continue reading “‘Disappearing Earth’ author Julia Phillips reflects on her debut year, award shortlists, and what’s next”
Stories about the American West in the 1950s are often told through the eyes of straight, white men. While On Swift Horses is set during that time period, Shannon Pufahl chose to explore identity in that time period through a group of unique characters.Continue reading “Shannon Pufahl’s ‘On Swift Horses’ explores identity in the 1950s American West”