No one can believe 2021 is ending in less than two months, but you better believe there are still some fascinating debut books for you to discover. Below are nine debuts coming out that you should order from your indie bookstore now because the supply chain issue is real.Continue reading “9 debut books you should read this November and December”
10 debut books you should read this February
As Biden’s Administration takes off, books coming out largely deal with the America we lived in for the past four years. The first titles coming up range from fiction exploring conspiracy theories to poverty and nonfiction tackling abuse and exploring queer culture. These ten authors are setting the tone for what books can do.Continue reading “10 debut books you should read this February”
Jenny Bhatt wants to read stories from every culture
Jenny Bhatt is a writer, translator, and host of the Desi Books podcast. She is outspoken on Twitter about the need for diversity in publishing and is an advocate for all writers and not just ones who share her background.
Her debut story collection, Each of Us Killers, is about Indians in the workforce. The typical tropes readers, editors, and agents might expect from a South Asian writer are nowhere to be found. The book is the culmination of years of desire and hard work. She spent years in corporate America while writing on the side before moving back to India to pursue her debut seriously.
I spoke with Jenny Bhatt about her writing history, how her book finally came together, and how publishing has changed since she queried the book back in 2017.Continue reading “Jenny Bhatt wants to read stories from every culture”
6 debut books you should read this July
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 July”
The 12 Best Debuts of 2020 (So Far)
This year hasn’t gone the way any of us thought it’d go. One thing that we can always count on is a crop of debut and emerging writers to produce delectable books.
So many stellar books came out in the first half of 2020 that I had trouble narrowing it down. The books featured on this list are the ones that I have recommended or have thought about the most. Of course, there are so many delectable books that were left off this list. Like I always say: art is subjective.
Here are the dozen debuts that I feel everyone should pick up at one point this year.Continue reading “The 12 Best Debuts of 2020 (So Far)”
Digital Book Tour – Hadley Moore, Not Dead Yet
With so many author tours being canceled, Debutiful has invited any author who had events canceled or postponed due to coronavirus to do a reading and a brief interview as part of the Digital Book Tour podcast series.
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Mary South recommends her favorite stories, collections, and journals
Mary South’s debut story collection, You Will Never Be Forgotten, explores what she calls “late-capitalism dystopias.” The collection is filled with memorable stories from a FAQs section gone wrong (““Frequently Asked Questions About Your Craniotomy”) to a woman who stalks her rapist online and then in real life (the title story “You Will Never Be Forgotten”).Continue reading “Mary South recommends her favorite stories, collections, and journals”
Peter Kispert knows what makes a good story
Peter Kispert is a beloved editor who has worked with some of best writers publishing today. He is also is an accomplished writer himself, with work appearing or forthcoming in OUT, GQ, and Eqsuire. His writing, both fiction and non-fiction, explores identity, queerness, and culture.Continue reading “Peter Kispert knows what makes a good story”
Introducing Debutiful the Podcast
The debut year of Debutiful featured over 40 written interviews with debut authors. Some were conducted in the coziness of my apartment while others were in study rooms at libraries, a random office at my day job with the state government, or in the car parked under a tree.Continue reading “Introducing Debutiful the Podcast”
6 debut books you should read this March
Each month, we will pick a handful of buzzworthy and under the radar debut books we feel you’ll enjoy.