UPDATED June 17th, 2017
Ready to pick up a new book but need some literary inspiration? If you find yourself stuck in a rut, picking the same kinds of books from the same authors over and over again, we’ve got some of the best young authors you need to put on your radar. All of these up-and-comers are poised to be huge bestsellers. All of these authors are under 30 years old. Color us impressed.
Being a young author does not mean that you’re best is yet to come. In fact, many critics would argue that writers produce their best work when they are young. According to writer Kazuo Ishiguro, “There’s something very misleading about the literary culture that looks at writers in their 30s and calls them ‘budding’ or ‘promising,’ when in fact they’re peaking.” These new authors are determined to have their stories told, and they have a lot to say. Whether you are into science fiction, historical fiction or comedy, there is something on this list for everyone. Here are 14 books by some of the best young authors you need to read now. Operation curl up with a great read starts in 3…2…1…GO!