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'Girls' burns with intensity as two teen friends in India face abuse

In 'Girls Burn Brighter,' debut novelist Shobha Rao tells the searing story of two teen girls abused by the men in their lives.        

Inside the List: A Debut Novelist Takes On Islamophobia

Samira Ahmed — whose Y.A. novel, “Love, Hate & Other Filters,” stars a Muslim Indian-American teenager — describes how her own experiences shaped her story.

Profile: Lisa Halliday’s Debut Novel is Drawing Comparisons to Philip Roth. Though Not for the Reasons You Might Think.

“Asymmetry” features a clandestine romance between a young editorial assistant and a famous, much older novelist.

The Art of Being Crazy: Thoughts on the Eccentricities of Being a Writer

Many famous writers are known for their eccentricities. Here, debut novelist Leslie Cohen discusses some of the habits of writing greats and thoughts on her own brand of crazy. The post The Art of Being Crazy: Thoughts on the Eccentricities of Being a Writer appeared first on

William Melvin Kelley: The Lost Giant of American Literature

Kathryn Schulz writes about a major black novelist who made a remarkable début—and then disappeared.

The thrill of living dangerously inspires the latest first novels

Tom Lee, Matthew Weiner and Jeremy Tiang, already known as writers in other genres, make their welcome debuts as novelists

Fiction: A Debut Novelist’s Elegy for Post-Katrina New Orleans

“The Floating World,” by C. Morgan Babst, follows a survivor and her family through the ruined city.

Shorties (A Preview of 2018's Debut Novelists, Jherek Bischoff's Twin Peaks-Inspired Holiday Album, and more)

The Independent previewed 2018's debut novelists. Jherek Bischoff released an EP of Twin Peaks inspired holiday covers. 47 year-end book lists were added to Largehearted Boy’s master aggregation of “best books of 2017” lists yesterday (bringing the total to 1,052),...

The Shortlist: First Novels Tackle Sexism and Prejudice, Past and Present

Four debut novelists take readers from 19th-century China to the present-day Middle East and Australia, with stops in Rio and the American Midwest.

Debut novelist Liska Jacobs sets a woman on the edge in 'Catalina'

Perched on a vista high above the city, immersed in rare, significant papers and art, Liska Jacobs had what seemed like a dream job as an assistant librarian at the Getty Research Institute, where she managed the special collections reading room. The only trouble, she realized while archiving a...

Soon You Will Be Able to Swoon Over Jane Villanueva’s Romance Novel in Real Life

Time to support niche artists. Jane Gloriana Villanueva, a young romance novelist out of Miami has just written a hot new historical novel. Her debut, Snow Falling, transposes her “straight out of a telenovela” life story into 1902 Miami, full of mustaches, intrigue, and railroad tycoons. You might have seen ... More »

Fiction: Jeffrey Eugenides, Great American Novelist, Turns to the Story

In his debut collection, “Fresh Complaint,” Eugenides explores variations on the theme of failure: marital, creative and financial.

Debut Authors Tell All: Ellie Terry, Middle-Grade Novelist

Every year the editor of Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market compiles a handful of debut authors with unique stories to feature in the latest edition. In my first year as editor, I interviewed 21 debut authors for the 2018 book. Show More Summary

‘Victoria & Abdul’ Novelist Shrabani Basu On The Foodie Project That Became A Judi Dench Film: “It All Started With Curries” – The Contenders London

After debuting at Venice and Toronto in September, Stephen Frears' playful period drama Victoria & Abdul surprised absolutely no one by immediately becoming one of the awards-buzz titles of the season, scoring a cool $9.4m on release in its native UK. Show More Summary

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.        

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