Of the 37 books published by Creative Writing Program alumni in 2017, and the 10 books published by program faculty, eight books have landed on Best Books of 2017 lists. Best Books Lists featuring New School alumni and faculty include those from The New York TimesNPRKirkus ReviewThe Huffington Post, The Brooklyn Rail, and Seventeen Magazine. Congratulations to all!

Best Books of 2017

The New York Times “100 Notable Books of 2017”

Katie Kitamura, MFA faculty, A Separation

The New York Times “Times Critics’ Top Books of 2017”

Sarah Gerard, MFA ’12, Sunshine State

NPR  “Best Books of 2017”

Sarah Gerard, MFA ’12, Sunshine State

Katie Kitamura, MFA faculty,  A Separation

Renee Watson, BA ’09, Piecing Me Together

Jenny Zhang, BA faculty, Sour Heart

Kirkus Reviews “Best Indie Books of 2017”

Yorker Keith, MFA ’09, The Other La Bohème

Huffington Post “The Best Fiction Books of 2017”

Katie Kitamura, MFA faculty, A Separation

The Brooklyn Rail “Best Books of 2017”

Ahmad Al-Ashqar, MFA '17, Advances in Embroidery

Patricia Carlin, BA faculty, Second Nature

Sarah Gerard, MFA '12, Sunshine State

Katie Kitamura, MFA faculty, A Separation

Jenny Zhang, BA faculty, Sour Heart

Seventeen Magazine “27 Best Young Adult Books of 2017”

Jenny Han, MFA ’05, Always and Forever, Laura Jean

About The Author

Founded in Greenwich Village in 1931, Creative Writing at The New School continues to promote, engender, and shape innovative literature.