Excerpts from the titles by Eric Nguyen, Lee Lai, Zakiya Dalila Harris, Joss Lake, Pik-Shuen Fung, and the late Anthony Veasna So featured in our annual roundup of the summer’s best debut fiction.
Tags: debut novels
The author of The Museum of Human History considers how to manage a novel’s many threads.
“I write when I want to say something to someone in particular—but can’t.” —Aurora Mattia author of The Fifth Wound
“I literally was Damani throughout writing—somehow I became her.” —Priya Guns, author of Your Driver Is Waiting
“It’s up to you to advocate for your books.” —Allie Rowbottom, author of Aesthetica
“Writing, I now believe, is both a confidence trick and an alchemical process.” —Sarah Thankam Mathews, author of All This Could Be Different
An excerpt from Blithedale Canyon by Michael Bourne, who writes in the July/August 2022 issue about his long path to publishing his debut novel without the assistance of a literary agent.
Novelist Daphne Kalotay argues the merits of silence, even when it follows the publication of an author’s book.