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The hottest fall 2018 fiction from debut authors

These first-time authors are making a huge splash with their debut novels.


The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish

Cited as one of the most anticipated books of fall by eight publications (and counting!), this debut from Katya Apekina is certainly garnering a lot of attention. But Apekina isn’t exactly a newcomer in the literary scene: Her short fiction has appeared in The Iowa Review, Joyland, and PANK magazine and has been shortlisted for the Best American Nonrequired Reading series. “With The Deeper the Water the Uglier the Fish, Apekina establishes herself as a formidable voice in fiction – a writer to keep on your radar,” writes Buzzfeed.

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