First Fiction 2014

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.