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 – Jessica Pearce Rotondi, What We Inherit”
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 April”
Dennis E. Staples is an Ojibwe writer from northern Minnesota whose debut book is about two Ojibwe men from northern Minnesota. Don’t let that simple fact let you think this is some sort of vieled biography of his life.Continue reading “Dennis E. Staples explores everything from love to murder in ‘This Town Sleeps’”
JP Gritton‘s 2019 debut Wyoming was called “an affecting, richly drawn, darkly humorous novel about grifting siblings, one worse than the other” by Kirkus, where it was named on of the year’s best debut novels.Continue reading “Catching up with ‘Wyoming’ author JP Gritton”
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”
The Churchgoer by Patrick Coleman is an engrossing noir that tackles religion, faith, and morality. Set in Southern California during the early-2000s, it follows a former Evangelical pastor turned blue-collar worker and surfer. His world gets turned upside-down when his coworker is murdered and a new woman in his life go missing on the same night.Continue reading “Patrick Coleman’s ‘The Churchgoer’ is a modern noir that reshapes the genre”
Angie Kim‘s journey from a young Korean girl to a trial lawyer in America is already a story worth exploring. Then she shifted gears and wrote one one of this year’s best debuts, Miracle Creek.Continue reading “Angie Kim on creating the marvelous and mysterious ‘Miracle Creek’”
Each month, I will pick a handful of buzzworthy and under the radar debut books I feel you’ll enjoy.Continue reading “6 debut books you should read this July”
Chanelle Benz‘s debut story collection, 2017’s The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead, was one of the best collections published that year. The 10 stories in it range in location and time, but always feature a strong voice. The diverse perspectives ranging from non-traditional Westerns to baroque style chorus narratives proved the author knew how to tell a gripping story.Continue reading “Chanelle Benz on how her first novel ‘The Gone Dead’ expands on themes from her debut collection”
In his debut novel Restoration Heights, Wil Medearis explore gentrification through a murder noir set in the Brooklyn art world. The conglomerate of ideas came to the author over a series of events spread across years.
In the novel, a young art handler is the last to see a woman alive and becomes captivated by what happened to her. He becomes a sleuth trying to piece together her disappearance. Medearis himself has a background in art and watched his Brooklyn neighborhood change rapidly before his eyes.Continue reading “Wil Medearis discusses gentrification, art, and murder in his debut ‘Restoration Heights’”