What to read?
That’s been my favorite question since childhood.
I was that kid, the one who’d settle for the back of a cereal box if she didn’t have a book nearby; the girl who wanted to live on the banks of Plum Creek (leeches and all), with Paddington at arm’s reach (despite my distaste for marmalade).
What to read: A good story well told. Other people’s stories, fictional or not, can be more than entertainment; they can expand the world, bring comfort, or simply help make sense of square circles one word at a time.
What to read: the Discover Great New Writers program has long provided answers to that question for me, even before I joined the company over a decade ago.
This blog is a chance for me — and the B&N Booksellers who comprise the Discover Great New Writers selection committee — to help avid readers discover the next great literary talent now.
Miwa Messer is the Director of the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers program, which was established in 1990 to highlight works of exceptional literary quality that might otherwise be overlooked in a crowded book marketplace. Titles chosen for the program are handpicked by a select group of our booksellers four times a year. Click here for submission guidelines.