Just as exciting is the discovery of a new talent, though here the joy is not anticipated but comes partway through a reading as the realization dawns that we are indeed reading something outstanding, written by someone who just might be added to that list of favorite authors.
Given this past year we’ve all had, that sort of discovery is all the more treasured.
So what say you readers? What relatively new authors in the past 1-2 years have broken through for you into that rarefied atmosphere?
Or if not new writers, maybe a writer you’ve just come across (and are now frantically going through their backlist until their next new title comes out).
As for established authors I’d been unaware of until recently, Lavie Tidhar is probably at the top of that list.
Let us know who is on your list. As usual, one lucky commentator will receive a book of their choice from our stacks.