There’s nothing quite like the delicious thrill of discovering a great new writer for the very first time. Sure, we have our favourite books to re-read and authors we know will always deliver, but fresh new talent delivered in the form of a gripping read is a pleasure unto itself.
These are the kind of novels we chomp through in a weekend of marathon reading, before pressing onto our friends.
And luckily, 2017 promises to be a stellar year for unearthing first-time novelists. Here are just 10 of my favourites that fed my heart, soul and mind.
I hope they find many, many readers.