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Read exclusive excerpts from the novels and story collections of debut fiction writers Courtney Maum, Scott Cheshire, Celeste Ng, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, and Mira Jacob.
by Michael Bourne
<p>We take a look inside the New York City offices of Simon & Schuster as its staff prepares to launch Matthew Thomas’s debut novel, <i>We Are Not Ourselves</i>, a title the publisher acquired for more than a million dollars. </p>
Jofie Ferrari-Adler, a senior editor at Simon & Schuster, leads a conversation with debut authors Mira Jacob and Yelena Akhtiorskaya and agents Jim Rutman of Sterling Lord Literistic and Michelle Tessler of Tessler Literary Agency about the author-agent relationship at the second Poets & Writers Live event this past June in New York City.
<p>For our fourteenth annual roundup of the summer’s best debut fiction, we asked five established authors—Maggie Shipstead, Victor LaValle, Ru Freeman, Chad Harbach, and Amanda Eyre Ward—to introduce this year’s group of talented debut authors: Courtney Maum, Scott Cheshire, Celeste Ng, Yelena Akhtiorskaya, and Mira Jacob.</p>
by Rigoberto Gonzalez
The Practical Writer
<p>A debut poet’s first collection examines ethnic identity, gang life, and masculinity. </p>
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