One Story Literary Debutantes

Composite photo of Omer Friedlander, Michelle Hart, Gwen E. Kirby, Lydia Conklin, Kate Folk, Aamina Ahmad, and Arinze IfeakanduVIRTUAL: Live via Zoom!
Thursday, June 2, 7:30 PM ET
An Evening with the 2022 One Story Literary Debutantes
Featuring Omer Friedlander, Michelle Hart, Gwen E. Kirby, Lydia Conklin, Kate Folk, Aamina Ahmad, and Arinze Ifeakandu
One Story’s annual Literary Debutante Ball is a send-up of the debutante balls of old: instead of featuring young society ladies, it honors One Story authors who have published their first books in the past year. Greenlight is thrilled to partner with One Story once again for an evening of readings from the 2022 Debutantes at this free virtual event the night preceding the Ball. Join us on Zoom for this year's festivities—the virtual prelude to this year's in-person celebration—featuring emerging authors Omer Friedlander, Michelle Hart, Gwen E. Kirby, Lydia Conklin, Kate Folk, Aamina Ahmad, and Arinze Ifeakandu!

Click here to register for this virtual event!

Kate Folk photo credit: Emily Ray Reese

Arinze Ifeakandu photo credit: Bec Stupak Diop

Event date: 

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 7:30pm

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NY
The Man Who Sold Air in the Holy Land: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593242971
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Random House - April 12th, 2022

A brilliant young author’s stunning fiction debut: gorgeously immersive and imaginative stories that transcend borders as they render the intimate lives of people striving for connection


We Do What We Do in the Dark: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780593329672
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Published: Riverhead Books - May 3rd, 2022

A novel about a young woman’s life-altering affair with a much older, married woman.


Shit Cassandra Saw: Stories Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143136620
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Published: Penguin Books - January 11th, 2022

Margaret Atwood meets Buffy in these funny, warm, and furious stories of women at their breaking points, from Hellenic times to today.


Rainbow Rainbow: Stories Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781646221011
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Published: Catapult - May 31st, 2022

A fearless collection of stories that celebrate the humor, darkness, and depth of emotion of the queer and trans experience that's not typically represented: liminal or uncertain identities, queer conception, and queer joy


Out There: Stories Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593231463
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Published: Random House - March 29th, 2022

Prescient and wildly imaginative, Out There depicts an uncanny landscape that holds a mirror to our subconscious fears and desires. Each story beats with its own fierce heart, and together they herald an exciting new arrival in the tradition of speculative literary fiction.


The Return of Faraz Ali: A Novel Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593330180
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Published: Riverhead Books - April 5th, 2022

Sent back to his birthplaceLahore’s notorious red-light districtto hush up the murder of a girl, a man finds himself in an unexpected reckoning with his past.


God's Children Are Little Broken Things Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781734590715
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Published: Public Space Books - June 7th, 2022

In nine exhilarating stories of queer love in contemporary Nigeria, God's Children Are Little Broken Things announces the arrival of a daring new voice in fiction.


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