MA in Writing Alum Monica Hesse’s Book Named a New York Times Notable Book of 2017

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Monica Hesse

Monica Hesse
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The latest book by MA in Writing alum Monica Hesse — American Fire: Love, Arson, and Life in a Vanishing Land — has been named a New York Times Notable Book of 2017. This is a tremendous national honor.

In addition to the national bestselling America Fire, Monica is the author of the Edgar Award-winning novel Girl in the Blue Coat, which has been translated into a dozen languages and was shortlisted for the American Booksellers Association’s Indies Choice Award. She is a feature writer for the Washington Post, ​has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, CNN, CSPAN, FOX, and NPR, and has been a winner of the Society For Feature Journalism’s Narrative Storytelling award and a finalist for a James Beard Award.