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Tag: Debut Novel

Interview: Janet Goldberg

Image is the book cover for THE PROPRIETOR'S SONG by Janet Goldberg; title card for the new interview with Joanne Furio.

  At her Berkeley kitchen table, Janet Goldberg runs her finger over mapped roads in the Sierras that lead to a region she has hiked for decades, terrain that forms the backdrop of her debut novel, The Proprietor’s Song. The…

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Interview: Nancy Agabian

Image is the book cover for THE FEAR OF LARGE AND SMALL NATIONS by Nancy Agabian; title card for the new interview with Aida Zilelian.

  Set alternately in Yerevan, Armenia, and Queens, New York, Nancy Agabian’s novel The Fear of Large and Small Nations is a beautifully crafted interweaving of third-person storytelling with first-person metawriting and journaling. The main character is Na, a young…

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Interview: Maisy Card

Image is the book cover for THESE GHOSTS ARE FAMILY; title card for Suzanne Grove's new interview with Maisy Card.

  CRAFT is ever grateful to award-winning debut novelist Maisy Card, who served as this year’s guest judge for our 2022 First Chapters Contest. Maisy has chosen the three winning excerpts, which will be featured this month, starting tomorrow. To…

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Interview: Pik-Shuen Fung

  Pik-Shuen Fung’s Ghost Forest was first a visual artwork that evolved into a manuscript, which then became her debut novel. The story is a lyrical and tender one written in vignettes about a daughter grieving her father. The unnamed…

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