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Best Books of 2014

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 ReviewsBest Fiction Books of 2014
Mira Jacob, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing

NPR BooksBest 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 MagazineBest Nonfiction of 2014
Julia Cohen, I Was Not Born

Barnes & Noble8 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

Academy of American PoetsStandout Books of 2014
Mark Bibbins, They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full

Publisher’s WeeklyBest Poetry Books of 2014
Mark Bibbins, They Don’t Kill You Because They’re Hungry, They Kill You Because They’re Full

Publisher’s WeeklyBest Middle Grade Books of 2014
Lisa Graff, Absolutely Almost

Best of 2014 Books by New School Writing Faculty:

New York Times Book Review100 Notable Books of 2014
Jeffery Renard Allen, Song of the Shank

Kirkus ReviewsBest Fiction Books of 2014
Jeffery Renard Allen, Song of the Shank

NPR BooksBest 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 MagazineBest Nonfiction of 2014
Lynne Tillman, What Would Lynne Tillman Do?

Buzzfeed Books20 Under 40
Tiphanie Yanique, Land of Love & Drowning

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

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

Out100Most Compelling LGBT People of 2014
Ariel Schrag, Adam

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

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

This post originally appeared on the Writing at The New School blog.

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