Waterstone’s 11 – Annual List of Hot Debut Authors

Posted by at 5:38 pm on January 21, 2011

UK bookseller Waterstone’s announced its first annual list of 11 debut novelists expected to achieve critical and commercial success.

“We aspire to make the Waterstone’s 11 one of the first major fixtures of the literary calendar, annually introducing our squad of authors en masse to the media, and supporting their titles as they are published,” Waterstone’s managing director Dominic Myer said.

Waterstone’s 11

  • “City of Bohane” by Kevin Barry
  • “The Free World” by David Bezmozgis
  • “The Registrar’s Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages” by Sophie Hardach
  • “Chinaman” by Shehan Karunatilaka
  • “Pigeon English” by Stephen Kelman
  • “The Coincidence Engine” by Sam Leith
  • “The Tiger’s Wife” by Téa Obreht
  • “The Sentimentalists” by Johanna Skibsrud
  • “The Collaborator” by Mirza Waheed
  • “When God Was a Rabbit” by Sarah Winman

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