"What book are you most looking forward to seeing published in 2011? Why are you anticipating that book?"
There are two books that I am really looking forward to this year.
Swamplandia (February 1, 2011)
Tea Obreht, The Tiger's Wife ( March 8, 2011)
Both of these young, female writers appeared in the New Yorker's Top 20 Under 40 Fiction Issue. Both of these books have great premises. Russell's book centers around an alligator wrestling theme park called Swamplandia that is threatened by another park -The World of Darkness. Obreht's focuses on a young female doctor, on a mission haunted by history. Both of these writers are about my age, with female protagonists. I felt like last year I heard a lot of buzz about young male author's, and this year, I'm happy to see the women getting buzz. Both these books look exciting and fresh and I can't wait to read them.