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DEBUT LIT co-founder and soon-to-be first time author, Maaza Mengiste, answers questions about the event series.

 

Debut Lit: Why is it important to support new writers?

Mengiste: Literature is an evolving art. New voices add a new perspective, they find new ways for all of us to consider old things, and I think we need that in this world. The more new writers we support, the more we enrich our own (more…)

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DEBUT LIT caught up with first-time novelist, Sung J. Woo about his forthcoming novel, Everything Asian, that will be published by Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press in April. Woo will read and sign books at two Debut Lit events this spring.

Debut Lit: What parts of the storyline of Everything Asian were informed by real life experiences?

Woo: Back in 1981, when I was ten years old, my life had become a foreign-language film without subtitles. (more…)

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DEBUT LIT asked author Wendy Lee about her experience with her debut novel, HAPPY FAMILY. Lee will be reading with Sung J. Woo at the DEBUT LIT event  at the KGB Bar in New York on April 18, 2009.

Debut Lit: Happy Family has been out for a little while now. In that time, what perspective on the novel-writing and publishing process have you gained?

Lee: One thing that I didn’t anticipate was hearing from strangers that they liked the book. I think that when you’re (more…)

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