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Waterstones 11 2013

January 15, 2013

The Waterstones 11 is the pick of the most exciting fiction debuts of the year.

In previous years they have championed The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce, the bestselling debut novel of 2012, which was long-listed for the Man Booker Prize; The Land of Decoration by Grace McCleen, which won The Desmond Elliott Prize in 2012, and The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht, winner of the Orange Prize for Fiction 2011. Needless to say it is a a list of authors to watch and seems to be a pretty accurate deduction of the literary stars of tomorrow.

I have already been lucky enough to read The Fields by Kevin Maher (it was simply amazing) and have swiftly added the rest onto my TBR pile. I cannot wait to get my hands on a copy of The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence, everyone I speak to is buzzing with excitement over it!

Below is the full list of titles. Click here for a little intro into each book…Which ones will be on your must-read list?

Pig’s Foot by Carlos Acosta (Bloomsbury, 30th October)

Idiopathy by Sam Byers (Fourth Estate, 25th April)

Y by Marjorie Celona (Faber and Faber, 17th January)

The Universe Versus Alex Woods by Gavin Extence (Hodder & Stoughton, 31st January)

Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (Picador, 29th August)

The Fields by Kevin Maher (Little, Brown, 7th March)

The Son by Michel Rostain (Tinder Press, 23rd May)

The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan (Doubleday Ireland, 27th June)

Marriage Material by Sathnam Sanghera (William Heinemann, 26th September)

Ghana Must Go by Taiye Selasi (Viking, 4th April)

Ballistics by D.W. Wilson (Bloomsbury, 1st August)


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