Posts Tagged: first books

A Novel Debut

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Over at the New York Times Book Review, Leslie Jamison and Ayana Mathis write about the excitement surrounding debut novelists’ work. “It’s like hearing an overture at the beginning of a symphony, the introduction of themes and preoccupations that will keep unfolding,” Jamison writes. Mathis says: “A debut novel is a piece of the writer’s […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Annie Liontas

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Annie Liontas talks about her debut novel Let Me Explain You, crafting voices, and the benefits—and occasional pitfalls—of returning to get an MFA after years of writing in the dark.

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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“I feel that for writers, an obsession with what is elegant or what is a cliché or not a cliché can become very inhibiting.” Booker Prize winner Kazuo Ishiguro stands up for cliches. (via Bookninja) “Laughs were out, torture porn was in.” Colin Bateman wonders what happened to humor in crime fiction. GIANT wants to […]

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