First Fiction 2024 Reading and Celebration

July 11, 2024

Celebrate this issue’s First Fiction 2024 debut authors with a virtual reading and conversation with features editor India Lena González on Thursday, July 11, at 7 PM EDT.

In the July/August 2024 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine, five established writers introduce the authors of this summer’s best debut fiction: ’Pemi Aguda, whose debut story collection, Ghostroots, was published by Norton in May; Jiaming Tang, whose debut novel, Cinema Love, was published by Dutton in May; Michael Deagler, whose debut novel, Early Sobrieties, was published by Astra House in May; Yasmin Zaher, whose debut novel, The Coin, will be published in July by Catapult; and Gina María Balibrera, whose debut novel, The Volcano Daughters, will be published in August by Pantheon. Read and listen to excerpts from the debut books

The virtual event on July 11 will include readings from the authors and a conversation about their debut books, their influences and inspirations, and their individual paths to publication. This event is free. RSVP now to receive the Zoom link.