58 episodes

Discover debut authors with Debutiful. In each episode, host Adam Vitcavage will go in-depth with a debut author about their first book, how they write, and what inspires them.

Debutiful Debutiful

    • Arts
    • 4.6 • 13 Ratings

Discover debut authors with Debutiful. In each episode, host Adam Vitcavage will go in-depth with a debut author about their first book, how they write, and what inspires them.

    Vauhini Vara - The Immortal King Rao

    Vauhini Vara - The Immortal King Rao

    Vauhini Vara, the author of The Immortal King Rao, has previously been a technology reporter at the Wall Street Journal and the business editor for The New Yorker. She joined the podcast to talk about genre, how she approaches early reader feedback, good fiction, and everything in between.

    Follow the author:
    www.vauhinivara.com
    www.twitter.com/vauhinivara

    Follow Debutiful:
    www.debutiful.net
    www.instagram.com/debutiful
    www.twitter.com/debutiful

    • 26 min
    Alyssa Songsiridej - Little Rabbit

    Alyssa Songsiridej - Little Rabbit

    Alyssa Songsiridej, the author of Little Rabbit, is also the editor of Electric Literature and was recently named a 5 Under 35 honoree by the National Book Foundation. She joined the podcast to talk about writing good sex, what inspires her, and why naming what you're currently reading is so hard for a writer/editor to answer.

    Follow the author:
    www.alyssasongsiridej.com
    www.instagram.com/anarasong
    www.twitter.com/anarasong

    Follow Debutiful:
    www.debutiful.net
    www.instagram.com/debutiful
    www.twitter.com/debutiful

    • 24 min
    Jendella Benson - Hope and Glory

    Jendella Benson - Hope and Glory

    Jendella Benson, the author of Hope and Glory, joined the podcast to discuss being an editor for Black Ballad, gentrification, writing funny, and what inspires her.

    Follow the author:
    www.jendella.co.uk
    www.instagram.com/jendella
    www.twitter.com/jendella

    Follow Debutiful:
    www.debutiful.net
    www.instagram.com/debutiful
    www.twitter.com/debutiful

    • 27 min
    Melissa Chadburn - A Tiny Upward Shove

    Melissa Chadburn - A Tiny Upward Shove

    Melissa Chadburn, the author of A Tiny Upward Shove, joined the podcast to discuss her career as a writer, student, and activist. Beyond her breathtaking debut, readers may know her for her work related to the child welfare system in California.

    Note: there are some dogs barking for a short amount of time on the recording that could not be edited out.

    Follow the author:
    www.melissachadburn.com
    www.instagram.com/mchadburn
    www.twitter.com/melissachadburn

    Follow Debutiful:
    www.debutiful.net
    www.instagram.com/debutiful
    www.twitter.com/debutiful

    • 35 min
    Caitlin Barasch - A Novel Obsession

    Caitlin Barasch - A Novel Obsession

    Caitlin Barasch, the author of A Novel Obsession, joined the podcast to discuss taking disaster to the next level, dialogue, and if trying to be funny as a writer works.

    Follow the author:
    www.caitlinbarasch.com
    www.instagram.com/soembarasched
    www.twitter.com/caitlinbarasch

    Follow Debutiful:
    www.debutiful.net
    www.instagram.com/debutiful
    www.twitter.com/debutiful

    • 27 min
    Neema Avashia - Another Appalachia

    Neema Avashia - Another Appalachia

    Neema Avashia, author of Another Appalachia, grew up queer in rural West Virginia. Most of her debut essay collection is about that, but it also is extremely universal. She joined the podcast to discuss her childhood, her time as a public education teacher, and why a book about a queer Indian woman is so easy to connect with regardless of demographics.

    Follow the author:
    www.neemavashia.com

    Follow Debutiful:
    www.debutiful.net
    www.instagram.com/debutiful
    www.twitter.com/debutiful

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Elizabeth Tulla ,

Fun natural convos

It’s always fun to see where these chats go. It’s so natural and even awkward at times. I love that it feels real and not scripted!

kdwinchester ,

New Favorite Book Pod

I have been loving how this podcast highlights debut authors. There are so many great questions about how the authors came to be published. AND SO MANY craft questions. 🤩

Top Podcasts In Arts

NPR
The Moth
Book of the Month
Roman Mars
Rusty Quill
Jason Weiser, Carissa Weiser

You Might Also Like

Book Riot
Traci Thomas
Book Riot
Literary Friction
The New York Times
The Book Club Review