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Viet Thahn Nguyen’s powerful debut novel “The Sympathizer” – Lomabeat.com

Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, “The Sympathizer” shocked audiences and critics alike. Viet Thahn Nguyen, professor of English at the University of Southern California, has won one of the biggest prizes in literature for his first novel, a novel that follows the Vietnam War and its aftermath. At 371 pages, “The Sympathizer” …

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Former debut novel St. Paulitea is now Penguin Classic – Twin Cities

Just in time for Black History Month comes word that the 30th anniversary edition of David Haynes’ debut novel, “Right By My Side,” will be released Tuesday as a Penguin Classic. This is an honor for Haynes, a former teacher at St. Paul and professor emeritus of English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Few …

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Athar Tahir’s debut English novel – Novine – was launched

LAHORE: Poet Athar Tahir’s debut novel in English, The Second Coming, was launched at the Quaid-i-Azam Library on Friday. Read his paper, “One Way to Love: The Second Coming of Athar Tahir and the Pakistani Idiom”, Dr. Waseem Anwar said that the novel has four elementary parts; air, earth, water and fire. He found the …

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Bookstore – Prava – Viking wins nine-page auction for van der Wouden’s ‘exciting’ debut novel

Viking won Safe guardYael van der Wouden’s “thrilling” debut novel, up for nine-way auction. Isabel Wall, editorial director, acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from CAA’s Caroline Sutton on behalf of Anna Stein, following a “hotly contested” nine-way auction. US rights sold to Lauren Wein at Avid Reader, 10-way auction. Claire Nozieres translation rights have been …

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“The Survivalists”, Kashana Cauley’s Sharp and Witty Book Debut

In today’s America, what constitutes success? What are the obstacles to achieving this? How do race, class, age, and location affect the odds? These very serious questions are addressed with biting wit that makes you laugh survivalists, Kashana Cauley’s smart, sharp debut novel. Cauley transports us to the overpriced real estate and marginal residents of …

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Comedic and caffeinated, Kashana Cauley’s debut novel ‘The Survivalists’ might give you the jitters

Aaron actually co-owns the brownstone with Brittany, a fearsome Bostonian who has become estranged from her parents, but not from their resources. Roommate James, a white man from Georgia, was fired from his job as a reporter at the Washington Post for plagiarism. It smells like ressentiment and peach alcohol. A quirky trio run their …

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Steve Stanley publishes his debut true crime novel – “Criminal Tendencies: The Salvatore Luzani Story”

“Criminal Tendencies” is based on the true story of Salvatore Luzani, who went from being an almost normal high school student in the suburbs to forming his own paramilitary “crew” and climbing the ladder to become a top drug dealer. He was not ashamed to fight against any enemy, including the mafia. Orlando, Florida – …

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Colorado resident Donna Lawrence saw her debut published

In her debut novel, Miss Virginia and the Sweet Sisters, Donna Lawrence weaves the story of a mixed-race girl growing up in Kentucky during the civil rights era, where racial racism abounds and a long-ago murder still haunts the town. “Intra-racial racism wasn’t talked about much during the ’60s,” Lawrence said. “Colorism, as it’s called, …

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