One of Chicago Tribune’s “30 Books to Read This Summer,” Lindsay Hatton’s debut novel, Monterey Bay, released tomorrow, follows precocious Margot Fiske, a fifteen-year-old relocated to Monterey Bay by her father, as she navigates a relationship with an older biologist
July 18, 2016 | Lauren Smith
Spanning eight generations, three centuries, and two countries, Yaa Gyasi's debut novel Homegoing, released today, has already been commended by literary figures from Ta-Nehisi Coates to Roxane Gay
June 7, 2016 | Sarah Colwill-Brown
Heralded by Publishers Weekly as a "fully realized depiction of how art and life inform each other," Omar Musa's debut novel, Here Come the Dogs, follows three restless young immigrants in small-town Australia in what the Los Angeles Times calls "a searing coming-of-age story that tackles race and masculine identity, dislocation and disempowerment." Musa appeared at Harvard Book Store in March to read from his explosive debut, and I caught up with him recently to talk politics, hip-hop, and role of the storyteller. Plus, click the audio track to find out how to spell "fuck" in Australian.
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May 16, 2016 | Sarah Colwill-Brown
Only a week after its May 3rd publication, Pamela Wechsler’s first novel, Mission Hill, has garnered praise from Publisher’s Weekly, The Washington Post, Associated Press, and many other sources
May 10, 2016 | Lisa Borders
Harvard Book Store's New Voices in Fiction series, presented with GrubStreet, invites hotly anticipated debut novelists to talk about their work and their writing process