Debutiful Podcast: Meghan Gilliss – Lungfish

Debutiful Podcast: Meghan Gilliss – Lungfish

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The Best Debut Books of 2022 (So Far)

The Best Debut Books of 2022 (So Far)

Below are the fifteen best debut books that Debutiful’s founder Adam Vitcavage has read and covered so far in 2022. The titles include not-quite-dystopian criticisms of our current society, coming-of-age tales that bend the genre’s tropes, family dramas built on memorable characters, and some of the most uniquely crafted short story collections you’ll ever read.

You can purchase all of the books listed below via Debutiful’s Bookshop.org page.

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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 with Alejandro Varela, author of The Town of Babylon

A Life of Books with Alejandro Varela, author of The Town of Babylon

Alejandro Varela, author of the debut novel The Town of Babylon, has had his writing appear in numerous publications including Boston Review, Harper’s Magazine, The Rumpus, Joyland Magazine, Pariahs (an anthology, SFA Press, 2016), and many more. In 2019 he was a Jerome Fellow in Literature and was also a 2017 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Nonfiction.

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

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Allegra Hyde believes fiction can change the world

Allegra Hyde believes fiction can change the world

Allegra Hyde’s debut novel Eleutheria is about a young woman who believes there is still hope in saving our world and joins a group of activists on an island in the Bahamas. Written in exquisite prose, this Hyde’s novel is the newest addition to the climate fiction canon that is helping to shape how we see the world.

Hyde previously won the John Simmons Short Fiction Award for her story collection Of This New World. She currently teaches at Oberlin College.

We spoke on the phone about climate fiction, books that inspire her, and why she’ll always continue to write issue-driving stories.

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A Life of Books with Mary Kuryla, author of Away to Stay

A Life of Books with Mary Kuryla, author of Away to Stay

Mary Kuryla is the author of the debut novel Away To Stay. She has previously published a story collection called Freak Weather in 2017. Her sMary Kuryla is the author of the novel Away to Stay and the story collection Freak Weather, which was selected by Amy Hempel for the AWP Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction. Her stories have received The Pushcart Prize and the Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Prize and appeared in The Paris ReviewConjunctionsAgniEpoch, and elsewhere. She is a screenwriting and film studies professor in the School of Film and TV at Loyola Marymount University.

Debutiful asked her to answer the recurring “A Life of Books” questionnaire so readers could get to know her better.

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