Waterstone’s New Voices 2009 List Released

Waterstones, the hight street English retailer, has announced its list of literary ‘New Voices’ for 2009. The books are all from new and emerging literary talent which the retailer believes will develop and flourish over the next year and beyond. A considerable amount of the titles are released from Independent publishing houses.

Waterstones believe these authors and their books will feature heavily during 2009 in many of the literary awards.

Janine Cook, in charge of Waterstone’s fiction lists, and was also part of the selection panel to choose this year’s titles said; “This is an invaluable opportunity for these authors to reach the widest possible audience. The Outcast and The White Tiger have gone on to sell hundreds of thousands of copies between them since inclusion in New Voices 2008, so the rewards can be very high.”

The Waterstones New Voices List for 2009

A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth (Arcadia Books)
Ablutions by Patrick DeWitt (Granta)
An Equal Stillness by Francesca Kay (Weidenfeld & Nicholson)
Black Rock by Amanda Smyth (Serpent’s Tail)
Days of Grace by Catherine Hall (Portobello)
Guernica by Dave Boling (Picador)
The Street Philosopher by Matthew Plampin (HarperCollins)
Ten Storey Love Song by Richard Milward (Faber)
The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan (Canongate)
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y K Lee (HarperPress)
The Rescue Man by Anthony Quinn (Jonathan Cape)
The Vagrants by Yiyun Li (Fourth Estate)

From March 5th, Waterstones will launch an in store and online campaign to promote the featured titles.

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