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Debut Authors Feted at Literary Ball

The Authors Guild co-sponsored the literary magazine One Story’s 2015 Literary Debutante Ball last week at Roulette, a performance venue in Brooklyn, New York. Authors Guild staff attended and reported it was a smashing success. The event, held annually since 2010, celebrates One Story contributors who have published a debut book in the past year. This year’s ball honored ten first-time authors, each escorted by a mentor. The Guild was delighted to offer each of the authors a complimentary one-year Authors Guild membership.

Here are our newest members:

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The 2015 One Story Literary Debutantes gathered the evening before the ball for a reading at Greenlight Bookstore in Brooklyn, NY. Clockwise from top left: Scott Cheshire, Matt Sumell, Austin Bunn, Matthew Baker, Ted Thompson, Andrew Roe, Mia Alvar, Katie Coyle, Anna Valente, and Diane Cook.

The 2015 One Story Literary Debutantes (and their books):

  • Mia Alvar, In the Country (Knopf)
  • Matthew Baker, If You Find This (Little Brown)
  • Austin Bunn, The Brink (Harper Perennial)
  • Scott Cheshire, High as the Horses’ Bridles (Henry Holt)
  • Diane Cook, Man V. Nature (Harper)
  • Katie Coyle, Vivian Apple at the End of the World (HMH Books)
  • Andrew Roe, The Miracle Girl (Algonquin)
  • Matt Sumell, Making Nice (Henry Holt)
  • Ted Thompson, The Land of Steady Habits (Little Brown)
  • Anne Valente, By Light We Knew Our Names (Dzanc)


Photo by Hannah Tinti