The name says it all...the "Discover Great New Writers Award" looks for the best and the brightest among new literary talent.
This award from Barnes & Noble uses a select group of their booksellers, all critical readers who preview hundreds of books by new and underappreciated writers.
In the footsteps of notable past winners that include bestselling authors Gregory Maguire (Wicked) and Jeffrey Eugenides (Middlesex), come the two winners of the 2008 Discover Great New Artists Award:
Fiction - Gin Phillips (The Well and the Mine)
Non-Fiction - David Sheff (Beautiful Boy)