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Waterstone's reveals its 11 debut fiction picks for 2011
Three titles from Penguin and three from Random House are among Waterstone's choices as the 11 best debut fiction books of 2011.

The retailer unveiled the Waterstone's 11 at an event at its Piccadilly branch in London this evening (20th February). Among the choices are books by a 25 year old lecturer from an Ivy League University, an actress, the former literary editor of The Daily Telegraph and a man at the centre of a 12 way bidding war.

The full list is as follows:

City of Bohane by Kevin Barry (Jonathan Cape, published 7th April)
The Free World by David Bezmozgis (Viking, 7th April)
The Registrar’s Manual for Detecting Forced Marriages by Sophie Hardach (Simon & Schuster, 14th April)
22 Britannia Road by Amanda Hodgkinson (Fig Tree, 28th April)
Chinaman by Shehan Karunatilaka (Jonathan Cape, 7th April)
Pigeon English by Stephen Kelman (Bloomsbury, 7th March)
The Coincidence Engine by Sam Leith (Bloomsbury, 4th April)
The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht (Orion, 10th March)
The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud (William Heinemann, 7th April)
The Collaborator by Mirza Waheed (Viking, 24th February)
When God Was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman (Headline, 3rd March

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