First Time For Everything by Henry Fry is an exciting queer coming-of-age debut book. Debutiful invited the writer to answer the recurring A Life of Books questionnaire so readers can get to know him better.Continue reading “A Life of Books: Henry Fry, author of First Time For Everything”
Edgar Gomez has written a must-read memoir about sex, love, and queerness. The memoir, High-Risk Homosexual, explores his identity as a Latinx, queer man in modern America. He balances tender moments with the sharpest wit.
Debutiful asked him to fill out our recurring “A Life of Books” questionnaire so readers can get to know him.Continue reading “A Life of Books with Edgar Gomez, author of High-Risk Homosexual”
In his multi-award winning (Winner of the Edgar Award and Louisiana Literary Award, shortlisted for the 2020 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing) debut book Tinderbox, writer Robert W. Fieseler explores the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans’ queer community. The book chronicles what happened the night when 32 people lost their lives in one of the largest mass murders against gay and lesbian people in our country’s history.Continue reading “A Life of Books with Robert W. Fieseler, author of Tinderbox”
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 October”
Greg Mania is a writer, comedian, and award-winning screenwriter. He has been published all over the internet and in print at The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, O, The Oprah Magazine, PAPER, HuffPost, Out, BOMB, Electric Literature, and so much more. He is also the recipient of the Grand Prize of the Fourth Annual Stage 32 Comedy Writing Contest.Continue reading “Greg Mania is all about laughs, yellow, and being public”
John Fram pulled from his own experiences as an outsider in rural Texas and his obsession with crime novelists like Mary Higgins Clark to create The Bright Lands. The novel is one of the most original takes on modern noir I have ever read. Now living in New York, Fram has written for a variety of publications, including The New York Times and The Atlantic. He recently had an opinion in the Times entitled “How White Crime Writers Justified Police Brutality.”Continue reading “John Fram’s The Bright Lands is the queer, supernatural thriller the world needs right now”
Each month, Debutiful will recommend a handful of buzzworthy and under-the-radar debut books for you to read.Continue reading “9 debut books you should read this June”
With so many author tours being canceled, Debutiful has invited any author who had events canceled or postponed due to COVID-19 to do a reading and a brief interview as part of the Digital Book Tour podcast series.Continue reading “Digital Book Tour – Carter Sickels, The Prettiest Star”
Genevieve Hudson’s debut novel Boys of Alabama comes with a lot of buzz. After he debut story collection Pretend We Live Here mad a big splash in 2018 with their electric prose and fascinating characters, this book builds on those skills they so carefully displayed across the stories.
Boys of Alabama is about Max, a boy who may or may not bring dead animals back to life. When his father is transferred from his German company to Alabama, Max becomes entwined with Pan, a confident boy who wears dresses and believes in and is fascinated with witchcraft. The book expertly dissects queer coming-of-age and refreshingly leans into teenage love, lust, drama, and growing pains.Continue reading “Genevieve Hudson’s Boys in Alabama explores what it means to be queer in the Deep South”