Creative Writing at The New School

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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