Recently, we came across an article focusing on the Millennial authors — that is, writers born in 1980 or later — who are “poised to take the literary world by storm.” While we have no qualms with the writers name-checked in the article, they’re all pretty well known voices, and from where we’re sitting (to shift the metaphor) their storms are already in progress. After the jump, we nominate ten lesser-known writers who we think are likely to be the next big literary voices of the “Millennial” generation — check them out, and let us know who we’ve missed in the comments.
If you’re a frequent visitor to this space, you’ve likely at least heard of Matt Bell, but if you haven’t read him, consider this a sign. An intellectual fabulist of the finest kind, Bell’s stories are strange and eloquent, drenched in myth and unflinching beauty, each one pumping with blood you can hear in the back of your throat. If there’s any justice in this world, his first novel (depending, we suppose, on how you count Cataclysm Baby), In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods will make the man a household name.