Zaina Arafat subverts expectations in You Exist Too Much

Zaina Arafat subverts expectations in You Exist Too Much

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Zaina Arafat is a Palestinian-American whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Washington Post, and more of the most prestigious media outlets in America. She also holds an M.A. in international affairs from Columbia University and an M.F.A. from Iowa where she also taught writing. Additionally, she has taught at The School of the New York Times, the International Writing Program and Sackett Street Writers, as well as abroad in Jordan, Egypt and Eritrea.

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Digital Book Tour – Rachel Vorona Cote, Too Much

Digital Book Tour – Rachel Vorona Cote, Too Much

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.

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Dennis E. Staples explores everything from love to murder in ‘This Town Sleeps’

Dennis E. Staples explores everything from love to murder in ‘This Town Sleeps’

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.

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Stephanie Jimenez’s coming-of-age novel ‘They Could Have Named Her Anything’ is eye-opening for both teens and adults

Stephanie Jimenez’s coming-of-age novel ‘They Could Have Named Her Anything’ is eye-opening for both teens and adults

Stephanie Jimenez‘s debut novel They Could Have Named Her Anything is about a Latinx teenager named Maria Anís Rosario coming into her own sexually as she grapples with racial and class issues that many members of the community are facing today. It is an honest and raw insight into what it’s like to be a girl in today’s world.

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Smart, sexy, and sensual: Kate Davies wrote this summer’s first must read book

Smart, sexy, and sensual: Kate Davies wrote this summer’s first must read book

Kate Davies has the first smash hit of the summer. In at the Deep End is full of hilarious and sexy relationships that will have readers laughing as they rapidly turn pages.

The debut novel follows Julia, a woman who is completely over sex. She’s over hearing her roommate have it. She’s over seeing it on television and in advertisements. She’s over it until she meets a woman at a party who invites her into a sex-filled world. Now she can’t get enough of it.

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6 more debut books from the first half of 2019 to read

6 more debut books from the first half of 2019 to read

There have been a lot of debuts that have been published this year. I curated a list of the best debuts for Electric Literature and left off a lot of books I have featured here on Debutiful. Still, there are more debuts that somehow missed my radar.

The following six books are debuts that I have recently read or discovered through booksellers, fellow writers, and librarians.

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