Auckland Libraries: Top 10 new voices

Top 10 new voices

The top 10 titles from new authors, curated by our librarians for the Auckland Libraries Top 100 list.

The topic Popular reads has been added to your favourites.

The topic Popular reads has been removed from your favourites.

The topic Popular reads will be added to your favourites. What does this mean?

The boat runner

Devin Murphy

Book

Epic in scope and featuring a thrilling narrative with precise, elegant language, this book tells the story of the Dutch boys who were thrown into the Nazi campaign and the brave boatmen who gave Jewish refugees safe passage to land abroad.

See more

The leavers

Lisa Ko

Book

Set in New York and China, the Leavers is the story of how one boy comes into his own when everything he's loved has been taken away--and how a mother learns to live with the mistakes of her past.

See more

History of wolves

Emily Fridlund

Book

When Linda becomes a babysitter, she makes a set of choices that reverberate throughout her life. Winner of the McGinnis-Ritchie award for its first chapter, Emily Fridlund's gorgeously written book introduces an enormous range and talent.

See more

Her body and other parties

Carmen Maria Machado

Book

Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, this book swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. These stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction.

See more

Elmet

Fiona Mozley

Book

Daniel’s life with Daddy and Cathy has turned sour and fearful. They lived apart in the house that Daddy built for them. Local men, greedy and watchful, began to circle like vultures. All the while, the terrible violence in Daddy grew.

See more

What we lose

Zinzi Clemmons

Book

Through exquisite and emotional vignettes, Clemmons creates a portrayal of what it means to choose to live after loss. An elegiac distillation of a young woman’s understanding of absence and identity that spans continents and decades.

See more

My absolute darling

Gabriel Tallent

Book

Turtle Alveston is a survivor of the outdoors. But while her physical world is expansive, her personal one is small until meets Jacob. And for the first time, Turtle starts to imagine escape, using the survival skills her father himself taught her.

See more

The history of bees

Maja Lunde

Book

Haunting and deftly written, this book joins these three very different narratives into one gripping story that is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.

See more

Iceland

Dominic Hoey

Book

Stuck in a dead-end job, Zlata longs to escape. She meets Hamish, an artist and drug dealer. Together, they start to get their lives on track. Then one of their friends kills someone, and everything starts to unravel as they deal with the aftermath.

See more

Sour heart

Jenny Zhang

Book

A debut collection of stories that plunge readers into the tender and chaotic hearts of adolescent girls growing up in New York City.

See more