Writing at The New School has had another milestone year of alumni and faculty publications! Before we unveil the complete list of books published by MFA and Riggio: Writing & Democracy faculty, students, and alumni, we want to share the amazing number of Best of 2014 book lists featuring our community! We will update this list as more best-of lists are released! In no particular order:


Best of 2014 Books by New School Writing Alumni:

Kirkus Reviews- Best Fiction Books of 2014
Mira Jacob, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing

NPR Books- Best Books of 2014
Roberto Montes, I Don’t Know Do You

Boston Globe- Best Fiction 2014
Mira Jacob, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing

Entropy Magazine- Best Nonfiction of 2014
Julia Cohen, I Was Not Born

Barnes & Noble- 8 Great YA Sophomore Standalones of 2014
Calea Carter, My Best Friend, Maybe
Corey Ann Haydu, Life by Committee
Jessica Verdi, The Summer I Wasn’t Me

Electric Literature- 25 Best Story Collections of 2014
Justin Taylor, Flings

Academy of American Poets- Standout Books of 2014
Mark Bibbins, They Don't Kill You Because They're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full

Publisher's Weekly- Best Poetry Books of 2014
Mark Bibbins, They Don't Kill You Because They're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full

Publisher's Weekly- Best Middle Grade Books of 2014
Lisa Graff, Absolutely Almost

 

Best of 2014 Books by New School Writing Faculty:

New York Times Book Review- 100 Notable Books of 2014
Jeffery Renard Allen, Song of the Shank

Kirkus Reviews- Best Fiction Books of 2014
Jeffery Renard Allen, Song of the Shank

NPR Books- Best Books of 2014
Greil Marcus, The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in Ten Songs
(12th Street Advisory Board Chair) Rene Steinke, Friendswood
Tiphanie Yanique, Land of Love & Drowning

Entropy Magazine- Best Nonfiction of 2014
Lynne Tillman, What Would Lynne Tillman Do?

Buzzfeed Books- 20 Under 40
Tiphanie Yanique, Land of Love & Drowning

Buzzfeed Books- Best 24 Fiction Books of 2014
Jeffery Renard Allen, Song of the Shank

The Root- 15 Best Works of Fiction by Black Authors in 2014
Jeffery Renard Allen, Song of the Shank
Tiphanie Yanique, Land of Love & Drowning

East Bay Express - The Best Non-Fiction Books of the Year
Greil Marcus, The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in Ten Songs

Out100- Most Compelling LGBT People of 2014
Ariel Schrag, Adam

The Independent UK- Books of the Year 2014-Music
Greil Marcus, The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in Ten Songs

The Guardian- Best Music Books of 2014
Greil Marcus, The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll in Ten Songs

 

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