Reading debut fiction opens up new worlds and, if you're lucky, marks the beginning of a long and satisfying relationship with an author. Below, PW looks at 10 of this season's most intriguing, each promising in its own way.

Click the links below to read this year's ten first fiction profiles:

First Fiction 2011: Naomi Benaron: A Fictional Look At an All-Too-Real Genocide

First Fiction 2011: Vanessa Diffenbaugh: Say It with Flowers

First Fiction 2011: Erin Morgenstern: High-Wire Act

First Fiction 2011: David Whitehouse: Bed Head

First Fiction 2011: Kevin Wilson: We Are Family

First Fiction 2011: Justin Torres: We Are Family, Too

First Fiction 2011: Chad Harbach: Take Me Out to The Ball Game

First Fiction 2011: Alexander Maksik: Double Debut

First Fiction 2011: Frank Bill: Great Writing Is No Crime