5 DEBUT NOVELS
Xinran - Miss Chopsticks From the author of non-fiction hit Sky Burial comes a novel about three peasant girls trying their utmost to get to grips with life in the big city. Chatto & Windus.
John Carbone - Last of the Good Guys A new Mafia thriller series set in 1970s New York kicks off with a ruthless uncle involving his teenage nephew in a dark netherworld of drug dealing. Headline Review.
Ceridwen Dovey - Blood Kin This debut from a young South African author features a chef, an artist and a barber all being kidnapped in a convoluted plot to overthrow one powerful man. Atlantic.
Bengt Ohlsson - Gregorius Winner of Sweden’s version of the Booker, this fiction centres around an ageing widower who is convinced that he will never find love again. How wrong he is. Portobello.
Monica Pradhan - The Hindi-Bindi Club A novel about three young girls who have left India to make it in America and face a new life of conflict and contradiction. Bloomsbury.