Debut Authors

Browse books by Anansi debut authors with work published in 2021 and 2022

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All the Shining People

Beautifully written, these stories depict a search for human connection and an attempt to fit in far from home.

Intruder

In Intruder, acclaimed poet Bardia Sinaee explores with vivid and precise language themes of encroachment in contemporary life.

China Unbound

While the United States stumbles, an award-winning foreign correspondent chronicles China’s dramatic moves to become a dominant power.

My Grief, the Sun

The highly anticipated debut collection from acclaimed poet Sanna Wani.

Glorious Frazzled Beings

In this astounding collection of stories, human and more-than-human worlds come together in places we call home.

Her First Palestinian

No Stars in the Sky

A new collection of hard-hitting and intimate stories by award-winning Mexican Canadian author Martha Bátiz.

I Am Because We Are

In this innovative memoir, a daughter tells the story of her mother, a pan-African hero who faced down misogyny and battled corruption in Nigeria.

Nothing Could Be Further from the Truth

In stories both absurd and all-too-real, Christopher Evans paints a portrait of the uncanniness of modern life.

Scenes from the Underground

I have just heard for the first time the expression “to make soup”: it means to mix the bottom-of-the-pocket drugs of everyone huddled in the club toilet stall, opened MD, ketamine, old dry speed, crushed e pills, to make big lines that will let us forget the past forty-eight hours that have been so difficult.

Death Interrupted

ICU doctor Blair Bigham shares his first-hand experiences of how medicine has complicated the way we die and offers a road map for dying in the modern era.

Congratulations, Rhododendrons

In her debut collection, Congratulations, Rhododendrons, award-winning poet Mary Germaine offers love poems to an insistently unlovely world.