A Life of Books: Onyi Nwabineli, author of Someday, Maybe

A Life of Books: Onyi Nwabineli, author of Someday, Maybe

Author Onyi Nwabineli was born in Nigeria and grew up in numerous cities across the United Kingdom. She is the cofounder of Surviving Out Loud, a fund that provides fiscal support for survivors of sexual assault, and the founder of Black Pens (black-pens.com), a writing retreat for Black womxn. Her debut novel, Someday, Maybe, is about a woman overcoming the death of her husband and navigating what her new life is.

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A Life of Books: Ramona Reeves – It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories

A Life of Books: Ramona Reeves – It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories

Ramona Reeves is the author of It Falls Gently All Around and Other Stories, a collection of linked stories that explores memorable characters in Mobile, Alabama.

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: Joanna Quinn, author of The Whalebone Theatre

A Life of Books: Joanna Quinn, author of The Whalebone Theatre

Joanna Quinn is the author of The Whalebone Theatre. The book, originally released in the UK earlier this year where it became a Sunday Times bestseller, has finally come stateside. Waterstones called it “a ravishing coming-of-age story set in the shadow of an oncoming war.”

Debutiful asked the author to answer our recurring “A Life of Books” questionnaire so readers could 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.

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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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A Life of Books: Gabriel Patterson, author of Reminding Me of Mo

A Life of Books: Gabriel Patterson, author of Reminding Me of Mo

Gabriel Patterson is and musician and storyteller from Denver. His career has always been about representing his home city and the people he knows and loves. His debut memoir is no different. Reminding Me of Mo is an ode to his friend Geranimo Maestas, who was murdered for his Denver Broncos jacket in 1993.

Debutiful asked the author to answer our recurring “A Life of Books” questionnaire so readers can get to know him better.

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A Life of Books: Deb Rogers, author of Florida Woman

A Life of Books: Deb Rogers, author of Florida Woman

Deb Rogers does it all. She’s a diversity consultant, was previously a pop culture editor of SheKnows, a producer of the storytelling series Listen to Your Mother, and an LGBT community leader who helped host Queerosphere. She’s also damn funny. Her debut novel Florida Woman will make you laugh so hard that your socks will fall off.

Debutiful asked the author 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: Dawn Winter, author of Sedating Elaine

A Life of Books: Dawn Winter, author of Sedating Elaine

Dawn Winter has written one of the most funny and sexy books in recent memory. The Essex-based writer studied literature at University and Sedating Elaine is her first novel.

The book is a sharply dressed novel filled with humor as it follows a woman who wants to sedate her girlfriend in a hair-brained scheme that rivals Weekend and Bernie’s. Debutiful asked Dawn Winter to answer the recurring A Life of Books questionnaire so readers can get to know her better.

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A Life of Books: Jenny Tinghui Zhang, author of Four Treasures of the Sky

A Life of Books: Jenny Tinghui Zhang, author of Four Treasures of the Sky

The Adroit Journal Senior Editor, Jenny Tinghui Zhang, has published her debut novel Four Treasures in the Sky. The book is an 1880s epic that uses the Chinese Exclusion Act as the backdrop. It explores the American West, immigration, racism, and so much more backed by breathtaking prose.

Zhang’s work has also been featured in Apogee, CALYX, Ninth Letter, Passages North, wildness, and The Rumpus, with essays in HuffPost, Bustle, The Cut, and HelloGiggles, among others.

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

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