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Debut Authors 2020

2021; a new year, full of new opportunities, and for many debut authors, full of anticipation ahead of seeing their works reach bookshelves for the very first time. Here at Foyles we have pulled together a selection of the debut books we are most excited by, that are being published during the first quarter of 2021. Covering fiction, non-fiction and children's publishing, there is a lot here to look forward to, with some titles just reaching our shelves now, some with a little longer to wait....but pre-order now for swift delivery as soon publication date arrives!
 

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Kololo Hill
(Hardback)
Neema Shah
Set in Uganda in 1972, an extraordinarily moving debut that tells the story of one family's escape, when Amin forces them to leave: a story of loss and separation, but...
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The Jigsaw Man
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Nadine Matheson
 
There's a serial killer on the loose. The race is on before more bodies are found. Will it take a killer to catch the killer?
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Aftershocks: Dispatches from the...
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Nadia Owusu
 
Nadia Owusu's astonishingly moving and incredibly timely memoir is a nuanced portrait of globalisation from the inside in a fractured world in crisis.
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Fake Accounts
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Lauren Oyler
 
A wry, provocative and very funny debut novel about identity, authenticity and the self in the age of the internet ...
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Raceless: In Search of Family,...
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Georgina Lawton
 
A stunning family memoir by journalist Georgina Lawton, exploring race, identity and the devasting effect of long-held secrets on a happy family.
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Signed Edition - Open Water
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Caleb Azumah Nelson
 
At once an achingly beautiful love story and a potent insight into race and masculinity, Open Water asks what it means to be a person in a world that sees...
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Space Hopper
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Helen Fisher
Beautifully nostalgic and incredibly moving, Space Hopper is an uplifting debut about mothers and daughters, time and faith, and deciding when, and how, to let go of the past.
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The Rag and Bone Shop: How We Make...
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Veronica O'Keane
 
A leading psychiatrist shows how the mysteries of the brain are illuminated at the extremes of human experience
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Signed Bookplate Edition - The Gilded...
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Namina Forna
 
In this West African-inspired world, girls are outcasts by blood and warriors by choice, perfect for fans of Children of Blood and Bone and Black Panther.
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How We Are Translated: a novel
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Jessica Gaitan Johannesson
 
How We Are Translated gets at the heart of how language holds us, tears at us, and can bring us close in spite of, or because of, its inevitable imperfections
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The Long, Long Afternoon: The most...
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Inga Vesper
And at some point during the long, long afternoon, Joyce Haney vanishes from her home. Ruby Wright arrives for work at Sunnylakes that day expecting the usual: chores she despises; . ...
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Madam
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Phoebe Wynne
 
Madam is a darkly feminist tale with an electrifying cast of heroines you won't soon forget, perfect for fans of Margaret Atwood and Madeline Miller
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The Coven
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Lizzie Fry
 
Women are not the enemy. We must protect them from themselves, just as much as we must protect ourselves. Imagine a world in which witchcraft is real. In which mothers...
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Gay Bar: Why We Went Out
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Jeremy Atherton Lin
 
Gay Bar is a sparkling, richly individual history of the gay bars of London, San Francisco and Los Angeles, focusing on the post-AIDs crisis years of the 1990s to the...
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The Lamplighters
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Emma Stonex
 
​Inspired by real events, The Lamplighters is an intoxicating and suspenseful mystery, an unforgettable story of love and grief that explores the way our fears blur the line between the...
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The Office of Historical Corrections:...
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Danielle Evans
 
Sharp and funny, brilliant and prescient: a new collection of short stories that offer a dazzling insight into the subjects of race, grief, apology, and American history.
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Under the Blue
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Oana Aristide
 
A road trip beneath clear blue skies and a blazing sun: a reclusive artist is forced to abandon his home and follow two young sisters across a post-pandemic Europe in...
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King of Rabbits
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Karla Neblett
 
Kai lives in a mixed-race family on a rural council estate in Somerset where he and his three older sisters have three different dads, and his mum is being led...
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Plain Bad Heroines
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Emily M. Danforth
 
'Brimming from start to finish with sly humour and gothic mischief' SARAH WATERS
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An Ordinary Wonder
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Buki Papillon
 
​An Ordinary Wonder is a powerful coming-of-age story that explores complex desires as well as challenges of family, identity, gender and culture, and what it means to feel whole.
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The Split
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Laura Kay
 
Brutally dumped by her girlfriend, Ally is homeless, friendless and jobless... but at least she has Malcolm. Ally has made off with the one thing she thinks might soothe the...
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Tall Bones: Shame, secrets, love,...
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Anna Bailey
 
When seventeen-year-old Emma leaves her best friend Abi at a party in the woods, she believes, like most girls her age, that their lives are just beginning. Many things will...
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The Inverts
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Crystal Jeans
 
Bettina and Bart have grown up as best friends, so surely they will end up together? After all, Bettina is young, rich, headstrong.... and gay.
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Dreamland
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Rosa Rankin-Gee
 
In the coastal resort of Margate, hotels lie empty and sun-faded 'For Sale' signs line the streets. A young girl called Chance, however, is just arriving. Chance's family is one of...
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Mirrorland
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Carole Johnstone
 
No. 36 Westeryk Road: an imposing flat-stone house on the outskirts of Edinburgh. A place of curving shadows and crumbling grandeur. But it's what lies under the house that is...
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Fly High Crew
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Ashley Banjo; Jordan Banjo
 
Brothers Ben and Jax spend after-school hours rehearsing with their street dance collective the Fly High Crew, until they see a green beam of light flash out of the sky...
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The Final Revival of Opal & Nev
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Dawnie Walton
 
A poignant fictional oral history of a rock 'n' roll duo who shot to fame in 1970s New York, and the secret that lies at the peak of their stardom.
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Murder: The Biography
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Kate Morgan
 
Totally gripping and brilliantly told, Murder: The Biography is a gruesome and utterly captivating portrait of the legal history of murder.
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Of Women and Salt
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Gabriela Garcia
 
A sweeping, masterful debut about a daughter's fateful choice, a mother motivated by her own past, and a family legacy that begins in Cuba before either of them were born...
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Fragile Monsters
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Catherine Menon
 
Fragile Monsters traces one family's story from 1920 to the present, unravelling a thrilling tale of love, betrayal and redemption against the backdrop of natural disasters and fallen empires.
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