Awards: Waterstones Debut Fiction Shortlist

Six "bold and original new voices" comprise the shortlist for the inaugural Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize, which aims to be an "extension and catalyst for the alchemy of bookseller word of mouth recommendation" and is voted for by booksellers from Waterstones, the Guardian reported. The winner will be named August 25. The shortlisted titles are:

How High We Go in the Dark by Sequoia Nagamatsu
Vagabonds! by Eloghosa Osunde
Memphis by Tara M. Stringfellow
Lessons in Chemistry by Bonnie Garmus
The Rabbit Hutch by Tess Gunty
Trespasses by Louise Kennedy

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