Sam Byers and DW Wilson included in The Waterstones Eleven

Debut novels by two UEA writers are among the eleven titles voted the ‘debut literary stars of 2013’ by Waterstones booksellers. BBC National Short Story Award winner DW (Dave) Wilson's first novel ‘Ballistics’ is included along with ‘Idiopathy’ by Sam Byers. Dave (pictured) graduated from the UEA Creative Writing MA (Prose Fiction) in 2010 and is currently completing his PhD at UEA, as is Sam, who graduated from the MA in 2003. ‘Idiopathy’ will be published by Fourth Estate on 25 April 25, while ‘Ballistics’ will be published by Bloomsbury on 1 August. Dave’s debut collection of short stories, ‘Once You Break A Knuckle’, was published last year and was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the British Columbia Book Prize and longlisted for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award.

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