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.
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...
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 »
In his debut collection, “Fresh Complaint,” Eugenides explores variations on the theme of failure: marital, creative and financial.
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
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
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 […]
'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.'
In “When the English Fall,” debut novelist David Williams asks how one Amish community can weather collapse in the face of global catastrophe.
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....
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.
Gabriel Tallent’s “My Absolute Darling” is shaping up to be one of the most anticipated debut novels of the year.
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 »
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
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.
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 […]
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...
“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.…”
Her first acquisition, by the debut novelist Fatima Farheen Mirza, follows an Indian-American family.
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 WritersDigest.com.