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How Emil Ferris became the breakout graphic novelist of the year

OF ALL the new and emerging comics talents who will be featured at this weekend’s Small Press Expo in suburban Washington, debut graphic novelist Emil Ferris might have had the longest, most harrowing road here. Nearly 15 years ago, Ferris contracted West Nile virus from a mosquito bite — a perilous event that has exacted […]

Louise Penny scores first No. 1 USA TODAY best seller with 'Glass Houses'

'Glass Houses' by Louise Penny lands at No. 1 on USA TODAY's Best-Selling Books list, while debut novelist Gabriel Tallent has a hit with 'Darling.'        

Fiction: The Amish Guide to the Apocalypse

In “When the English Fall,” debut novelist David Williams asks how one Amish community can weather collapse in the face of global catastrophe.

How I Got My Agent: Jonathan Rosen

Debut novelist, Jonathan Rosen, shares the waiting process he went through to get an agent—ultimately landing one who is a champion of his work and career. The post How I Got My Agent: Jonathan Rosen appeared first on WritersDigest....

Debut novelist Gabriel Tallent has talent to spare

Gabriel Tallent's debut novel 'My Absolute Darling' is about a tough 14-year-old girl coming to grips with her abusive father. A 3.5-star review.        

Profile: A Debut Novelist’s Descent into Darkness

Gabriel Tallent’s “My Absolute Darling” is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated debut novels of the year.

Debut novelist among winners of American Book Awards

Debut novelist Yaa Gyasi and longtime author-activist Nancy Mercado are among this year's winners of American Book Awards for contributions to diversity in American literature. Gyasi was cited Friday for … Click to Continue »

Alex Garland's Annihilation starring Natalie Portman gets a release date

While he has had a very successful career as a screenwriter (28 DAYS LATER, DREDD) and novelist, Alex Garland's directorial debut EX MACHINA really put him on the map as a name to keep track of, which means his follow-up is one of the more anticipated movies on the genre horizon. Show More Summary

Callie Bates on Nature, Magic, and "The Waking Land"

We talk with debut fantasy novelist Callie Bates about her new trilogy-starter, hacking her writing habits, and the bracing honesty of an editorial critique.

Stupid Advice I Have Taken about Writing

2 months agoArts / Writing : Writer Unboxed

Please welcome Louie Cronin back to WU today! Louie’s debut novel, Everyone Loves You Back, has been named a semi-finalist for the 2017 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award and a finalist for an Indie Excellence Award. A little more about her: For 10 years, Louie Cronin (a.k.a. “Cronin the Barbarian”) served as Car Talk’s traffic cop, producing the […]

Debut novelist Zinzi Clemmons is frank and experimental in 'What We Lose'

The day before her first book tour, Zinzi Clemmons almost locked herself out. It was, I admit, partially my fault: she left the building to meet me and the door shut behind her. Her husband, the poet and translator André Naffis-Sahely, was in London touring his own first collection, so she buzzed...

"Discipline, Pain, and Good Fortune": A Debut Novelist Discusses His Path to Publication

“I’m living in an apartment where my kitchen is my bedroom is my living room, working the graveyard shift at a homeless shelter and detox center, when it hits me that whatever I was writing way back then, whatever spark I had, it was something I’d been running from.…”

Books News: Sarah Jessica Parker Reveals First Book Acquisition, and Her A.L.A. Book Club Pick

Her first acquisition, by the debut novelist Fatima Farheen Mirza, follows an Indian-American family.

How I Got My Agent: Debut Novelist Diksha Basu

Debut author Diksha Basu shares her story of how asking for a little guidance helped her land a literary agent, and how choosing the agent she knew would push her the most has helped her career. The post How I Got My Agent: Debut Novelist Diksha Basu appeared first on

Cover art for Jeff Noon's A MAN OF SHADOWS

3 months agoGenres / Fantasy : The Wertzone

Angry Robot have revealed the striking cover art for the upcoming new novel by SF novelist and playwright Jeff Noon, A Man of Shadows. Noon is best-known for his debut novel, Vurt (1993), and its successors Pollen (1995) and Nymphomation...Show More Summary

Val Emmich: The Book I Can't Live Without

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Novelist Val Emmich says Steve Toltz’s debut novel taught him just how much damn fun reading fiction could be. It was also, he says, a helluva good story.

Novelist Courtney Maum Satirizes the Tech World in Touch

4 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

by Julia Cook Courtney Maum appears at Elliot Bay Book Company on Tue, June 5. COLIN LANE Courtney Maum has something to tell you, but you may not want to hear it. A master in the art of the letdown, her 2014 debut novel, I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You, exposed the ways that even a picturesque marriage can spider with cracks. Show More Summary

Author’s Note: How Is a Debut Novel Like Lizzy Bennet?

The debut novelist’s struggle to be noticed resembles nothing so much as a Regency-era husband hunt.

10 Things I Did Right As a Debut Novelist

4 months agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

There were a whole lot of things I did wrong as a debut novelist. But there were also some things I really did right--and they made a difference in the long run. Column by Susan DeFreitas Last month, dear reader, I shared 10 Mistakes...Show More Summary

6 questions for The Nix author Nathan Hill

Novelist Nathan Hill discusses the inspiration for his debut, satire, and writing about politics.

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