BlackBook recently asked Sebastian Horsley, author of Dandy in the Underworld, and Jay McInerney (come on, you’ve heard of him) to name the best new voices in American fiction. Not shockingly, those two new voices belong to two Harper Perennial authors.
Horsley singled out Tony O’Neill, author of Down and Out on Murder Mile. “Just when you think he has scraped the bottom of the barrel of indecency, he lowers the bottom. Down and Out on Murder Mile is funny, moving and completely authentic. It is a map of hell with directions showing his readers exactly how to get there. . . . This book is not for reading. It is for injecting.”
Jay McInerney chose N. Frank Daniels, author of Futureproof, a book I’ve been waiting for ever since I read the manuscript nearly a year ago (it’s coming out at the end of January, so my long wait is almost over.) “N. Frank Daniels has one of the freshest and most original voices I’ve encountered in years. He manages to strike an improbable balance between jaded and vulnerable. He sounds like he was born yesterday and, at the same time, like he’s been on the planet forever and has seen it all. The fierceness of his vision coexists with a leavening humor that I find irresistible. I think Futureproof is an important novel and one we’ll be talking about for years to come.”
Go check out the very handsome photos of the authors on the Black Book site too!