#Debut Books/Authors

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ALA 2017: This Debut Novel Is Sarah Jessica Parker’s First ALA Book Club Central Pick...

Parker called Stephanie Powell Watts’ debut novel 'No One Is Coming to Save Us' “deeply compelling and richly satisfying," and described it as a “brilliant examination of the American dream among African-Americans in a struggling community in the contemporary South.” Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Winslow to Co-Author First Novel from Michael Mann Books

The first project in the pipeline for the just-announced Michael Mann Books is a new novel by Don Winslow. 'The Cartel' author will co-create a book, with Mann, about the American mobsters Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Frankfurt Book Fair 2013: Debut From Joshua Ferris’s Wife Draws Buzz, Along With Co-Authored Iraq War Novel

Two more books drawing buzz at the fair include a debut novel by Joshua Ferris's wife, and a co-authored book about friendship and the Iraq war. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2013-10-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Go viral, score book deal. 'Cat Person' author sells her debut book in the U.K., with U.S. deal in the works

The debut book from Kristen Roupenian, whose New Yorker short story “Cat Person” went viral far beyond the scope of most short fiction when it was published earlier this month, has been sold to British publisher Jonathan Cape, the Guardian reports. Roupenian's short story collection, “You Know... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2017-12-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Hachette Books Ireland snaps up Instagram debut novel from White

Hachette Books Ireland has snapped up an "incredible" debut novel by Irish journalist Sophie White about the world of Instagram influencers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-17 14:38:06 UTC ]
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Zaffre bags 'timely' reality show novel from debut author Acton

Zaffre has bagged an "unbelievably timely" debut novel from Helly Acton, which has already been optioned for TV, in a two-book deal. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-06-14 12:23:54 UTC ]
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Debut author triumphs with Children’s Books Ireland awards hat-trick

Debut author Kelly McCaughrain has won a trio of prizes at the Children’s Books Ireland awards—a first in the 29 year history of the prize. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-05-22 12:44:25 UTC ]
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‘The Old Drift’ author Namwali Serpell shares how Zambian Afronauts inspired her debut novel

For nearly 20 years, Namwali Serpell has been writing “The Old Drift.” If you don’t find that fact alone to be staggering, consider this: The 576-page book blends English with a multitude of Bantu languages spoken in Zambia. Incorporating elements of historical fiction, sci-fi, magical realism,... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-03-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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H&S signs crime novel debut by journalist Shindler in two-book deal

Hodder & Stoughton has signed the debut crime novel by broadcast journalist Will Shindler in a two-book deal. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Proud Taranaki mum organises book launch for daughter's first novel

When Brandy Scott released her first novel, her mum was so proud she organised a launch event for it on Brandy's birthday. Continue reading at 'Stuff'

[ Stuff | 2019-02-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Graphic novel wins Society of Authors Translation Prize for first time

A graphic novel has won an award for the first time at the Society of Authors’ Translation Prize ceremony. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Debut authors dominate Wellcome Book Prize longlist

The longlist has been revealed for the 2019 Wellcome Book Prize, with six debuts in line for the contest’s 10th anniversary award as memoirs dominate the non-fiction titles. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Western author Louis L'Amour's first novel? A seafaring tale

L'Amour never published his first novel, 'No Traveller Returns,' which draws upon on his early life at port and at sea. Now the novel is being released for the first time with the help of his son, Beau L'Amour, as part of a series of 'Lost Treasures.' Continue reading at 'The Christian Science Monitor'

[ The Christian Science Monitor | 2018-11-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Lumberjanes’ First Original Graphic Novel Debuts

'The Infernal Compass' by Lilah Sturges and polterink, is the first original graphic novel in Boom! Studios' popular Lumberjanes series and focuses on the budding queer romance between campers Molly and Mal. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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PRH to publish 'Silence of the Lambs' author's first novel in 13 years

Thomas Harris, author of The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal, is returning after more than a decade with a new novel, to be published by Cornerstone imprint William Heinemann next year. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Gail Honeyman scoops Authors' Club Best First Novel Award

Gail Honeyman has won the 2018 Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award for her debut Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine (HarperCollins). Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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First novel inspired by CIA's Doctor Zhivago plan nets $2m book deal

Lara Prescott’s We Were Never Here recounts how the CIA used Boris Pasternak’s novel as a propaganda tool during the cold warLast month, Lara Prescott was preparing to graduate from her three-year creative writing fellowship at the University of Texas. Two weeks later, she is sitting on book... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-06-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Debut author lands £1.5m publishing deal for 'sensational' historical novel

An American debut author has secured a £1.5m advance for her "sensational" historical novel, with Hutchinson winning the UK rights after a 12-publisher auction.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-06-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Debut author flyposts PRH offices to advertise own book

A debut author flyposted Penguin Random House's offices in London's Vauxhall as part of a guerrilla marketing stunt to promote his new book. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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With Fewer Debut Novels Selling, What Do Editors Want To Tell Authors?

In a tightening market for fiction and especially for debut authors looking for that big break, editors can be choosier–and many are more dependent than ever on literary agents to find their next debuts. The post With Fewer Debut Novels Selling, What Do Editors Want To Tell Authors? appeared... Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-04-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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