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Top 10 Debut Authors of February 2022

top 10 debut authors of February 2022

The year 2022 already passed three months and some of the most amazing authors have already published their writings and created their fandom. In this article, we are going to read about the top 10 debut authors of February 2022. They have it all – LGBTQ+ characters, gothic romance, love story, family relationships, emotional crisis, and more. Keep reading, and in case you have missed them, make sure to grab hold of these new talented writers.

Charmaine Wilkerson (Black Cake)

Top 10 Debut Authors of February 2022 - Charmaine Wilkerson
Top 10 Debut Authors of February 2022 – Charmaine Wilkerson

Charmaine Wilkerson is an American writer, based in Italy but she has lived in Jamaica. She is a graduate of Bernard College and Stanford University. She is a former journalist. Black Cake is a story of how the inheritance of disloyalties, secrets, recollections, and even names, can form history and associations. It is a fascinating journey through the life of a family that is altered forever by the selections of its matriarch.

Kai Harris (What the Fireflies Knew)

10 Best Debut Authors of February 2022 - Kai Harris
10 Best Debut Authors of February 2022 – Kai Harris

Harris is a writer and an educator. She is from Detroit, Michigan. She utilizes her voice to empower and uplift the Black community through realistic fiction focused on the experiences of the Black community. Her debut novel talks about the tragic realization that every human has to face, it is that their loved ones can be flawed, and the family that looks perfect from a distance does not seem the same up close.

Emily Maloney (Cost of Living)

Emily Maloney
Top 10 Debut Authors of February 2022 – Emily Maloney

Maloney lives in Evanston, Illinois. She has worked in several sectors such as an ER tech and EMT, pastry chef, tile setter, catalog model, dog groomer, general contractor, and she has sold her ceramics at art fairs. Her debut novel Cost of Living is about the behind-the-scenes that happen in the medical sector, hospitals; it is an astonishing examination of what our disturbed healthcare system asks the people to pay.

Imogen Crimp (A Very Nice Girl)

Imogen Crimp
10 Best Debut Authors of February 2022 – Imogen Crimp

Crimp has an MA degree in the subject of contemporary literature from UCL, where she did her specialization in female modernist writers. She lives and works in London. After university, she was initially trained to be an opera singer. A Very Nice Girl is honest, raw, dark, and funny which includes ambition, power, love, sex and explores certain longings and stages of being young, feeling validated, and wanting to be wanted.

Amy E. Casey (The Sturgeon’s Heart)

Top 10 Debut Authors of February 2022 - Amy E. Casey
Top 10 Debut Authors of February 2022 – Amy E. Casey

Casey is from Wisconsin. She does a huge portion of her work on a Smith-Corona Classic 12 Manual Typewriter from 1964. Her works are inspired by personal and environmental landscapes. The Sturgeon’s Heart is about three individuals from the northern city of Duluth, Minnesota, who are disappearing in diverse ways.

Emme Lund (The Boy With a Bird in His Chest)

10 Best Debut Authors of February 2022 - Emme Lund
10 Best Debut Authors of February 2022 – Emme Lund

Emme Lund is from Portland, Oregon. She has an MFA degree from Mills College. In the year 2019, she was awarded an Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship in Fiction. Her first novel The Boy with a Bird in His Chest is about the heartbreaking realization that we will never be loved or accepted, for the person we truly are, and this feeling includes all the insufferable emotions such as anxiety, depression, fear, and more.

Ariel Delgado Dixon (Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You)

Ariel Delgado Dixon
Top 10 Debut Authors of February 2022 – Ariel Delgado Dixon

Dixon was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. In this tale, two sisters bear an upbringing of scarcity in a rotting warehouse and in a wilderness site where bothered teenage girls are sent as the last alternative. It depicts the trauma and conflicts of family relationships.

Mary Kuryla (Away to Stay)

Mary Kuryla
10 Best Debut Authors of February 2022 – Mary Kuryla

Kuryla is a professor, director, fiction writer, journalist, and screenwriter. ‘Away to Stay’ is Mary Kuryla’s debut novel, previously she has published Freak Weather, which is a short story collection and it won the AWP Grace Paley Prize. She even co-authored a series of children’s stories with Eugene Yelchin. Away to Stay is not a story it is an exploration of the precarity of home and shelter in the life of a settler and American working family.

Kit Mayquist (Tripping Arcadia)

Top 10 Debut Authors of February 2022 - Kit Mayquist
Top 10 Debut Authors of February 2022 – Kit Mayquist

Kit Mayquist is a bi, trans masculine writer who has a BA degree from Portland State University and an MA degree in Medieval History from the University of Iceland. Tripping Arcada is a modern gothic story that contains all the charms of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and many more secrets, darkness, and lies to conceal.

Ayanna Lloyd Banwo (When We Were Birds)

10 Best Debut Authors of February 2022 - Ayanna Lloyd Banwo
10 Best Debut Authors of February 2022 – Ayanna Lloyd Banwo

Banwo is a writer from Trinidad and Tobago. She did her MA in Creative Writing program from the University of East Anglia and she is presently a post-graduate researcher in Creative-Clinical Writing based in UAE. When We Were Birds is a mythical love story set in the writer’s home Trinidad and Tobago, and it talks about the connection and story of two rangers who met through the link of the dead.

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