Tag: debut fiction

10 Diverse Debut Story Collections
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10 Diverse Debut Story Collections

Short-story collection The Interpreter of Maladies, Jhumpa Lahiri’s first published book, won the Pulitzer Prize. Phil Klay’s debut collection, Redeployment, got him the National Book Award. Even Tom Hanks got in on the short story game with his debut book, Uncommon Type, out last month.  Right now, eyes are on NBA finalist Carmen Maria Machado […]

A Dozen Diverse Debut Novels
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A Dozen Diverse Debut Novels

The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. White Teeth by Zadie Smith. What do these novels have in common? All were debuts, and all earned coveted awards, plaudits, and significant sales numbers. For those of you watching the prize- and bestseller lists, keep an eye out for these dozen diverse […]

A Look Back at First Novels

A Look Back at First Novels

Booklist’s Spotlight on First Novels has me feeling nostalgic. Long before I ventured into world of librarianship, I was an independent bookseller in the late 1990s. My naiveté allowed me to ignore the imminent threat that Amazon posed (and still poses) to my then-chosen profession. Books had always been in my life, and recommending them […]

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The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on First Novels

The Latest Booklist: Spotlight on First Novels

The October 15 issue of Booklist magazine is now live. Visit Booklist Online, where you’ll find 277 new reviews and eight new feature articles and lists. The articles will be free to all for the next two weeks—to have unrestricted access, you’ll need to log in. If you aren’t yet a subscriber, or do subscribe but […]