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Rising Writers

As well as focusing on established novelists, here at Hive we want to champion new authors too. Each month publishers let us know about their up-and-coming writers who are just starting out, and we shine a spotlight on them and their debut book.

Remember to keep watch on our Rising Writers – you never know where you'll see them next. Is there something we've missed? Let us know!

We hope you enjoy discovering something new.

This Month's Debut Authors

Abdi Nazemian

Meet Abdi, whose UK debut is a tale of intergenerational trauma and love, and an ode to the fragile bonds of family and beautiful moments that make us who we are today.

Nigar Alam

Welcoming Nigar, who brings us a delightful story of love tested to its limits by moral dilemmas, and the beauty and fragility of childhood friendships.

Marianne Gordon

Introducing Marianne, an Editor by day and fiction writer by night. Her debut novel is The Gilded Crown, the first of a fantasty duology called The Raven’s Trade. 

Im Seong-sun

Presenting Im, delivering readers a clever debut offering his razor-sharp observations on consumerism, capitalism and what it means to feel anonymous.