We created Work in Progress to highlight, among other things, the debut fiction we're excited about at the FSG offices. It doesn't matter if you've read fiction for five or fifty years, there's nothing quite like the thrill of discovering a new voice. This August we're publishing one such novel, Amy Waldman's The Submission. It has already garnered a suite of starred pre-publication reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Booklist. Richard Price (Lush Life, "The Wire") writes, "Amy Waldman’s The Submission is a wrenching panoramic novel about the politics of grief in the wake of 9/11. From the aeries of municipal government and social power, to the wolf-pack cynicism of the press, to the everyday lives of the most invisible of illegal immigrants and all the families that were left behind, Waldman captures a wildly diverse city wrestling with itself in the face of a shared trauma like no other in its history."