Debuts to Devour: Jessamine Chan, Ariel Dixon Delgado, & Kai Harris


Tattered Cover is pleased to partner with Debutiful to present Debuts to Devour. This in-person panel will take place at our Colfax location on March 16th at 6:30pm!

Jessamine Chan, Ariel Delgado Dixon, and Kai Harris have all released their debut novels in 2022, and we'd love to help our readers to discover them!

Join us for a panel moderated by Adam Vitcavage, our Director of Events and founder of Debutiful, a website and podcast readers can use to discover debut authors.


Jessamine Chan’s short stories have appeared in Tin House and Epoch. A former reviews editor at Publishers Weekly, she holds an MFA from Columbia University’s School of the Arts and a BA from Brown University. Her work has received support from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Wurlitzer Foundation, the Jentel Foundation, the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center, the Anderson Center, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Ragdale Foundation. 

Ariel Delgado Dixon was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey. This is her first novel.

Kai Harris is a writer and educator from Detroit, Michigan, who uses her voice to uplift the Black community through realistic fiction centered on the Black experience. Her work has appeared in GuernicaKweli JournalLongform, and the Killens Review, amongst others. In addition to fiction, Kai has published poetry, personal essays, and peer-reviewed academic articles on topics related to Black girlhood and womanhood, the slave narrative genre, motherhood, and Black identity. A graduate of Western Michigan University’s PhD program, Kai was the recipient of the university’s Gwen Frostic Creative Writing Award in Fiction for her short story, “While We Live.” Kai now lives in the Bay Area with her husband, three daughters, and dog Tabasco, where she is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Santa Clara University

The School for Good Mothers: A Novel By Jessamine Chan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982156121
Published: 37 Ink - January 4th, 2022

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You: A Novel By Ariel Delgado Dixon Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593243503
Published: Random House - February 15th, 2022

What the Fireflies Knew: A Novel By Kai Harris Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780593185346
Published: Tiny Reparations Books - February 1st, 2022

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Location: Colfax Avenue