Best of 2016 and a Look Ahead

As the year comes to a close, many of our books are being recognized as some of the best in 2016. Even a few of our forthcoming 2017 books are receiving attention. 


Buzz Books of 2016




by Safiya Sinclair

The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, The Undefeated and Poets & Writers all listed this poetry debut collection in their top 2016 lists.



by Mahtem Shiferraw

The Undefeated also listed this debut collection from the African Poetry Book series in their top 2016 list.


Harry and Arthur

by Lawrence J. Haas

Harry and Arthur was a Wall Street Journal book that defined this year.


Carlisle Indian Industrial School

Edited by Jacqueline Fear-Segal and Susan D. Rose

Regarded as “powerful and haunting,” the Philadelphia Inquirer listed Carlisle Indian Industrial School as one of its best books of 2016. 



by C. Richard King

R*dskins is one of The Progressive’s favorite books of 2016.


Olympic Collision

by Kyle Keiderling

The Buffalo News named Olympic Collision one of its best sports books of 2016.

Buzz Books of 2017


Should I Still Wish (January 2017)

by John W. Evans

John W. Evans’ forthcoming memoir is a Poets & Writers book to watch out for.


The January Children (March 2017)

by Safia Elhillo

Safia Elhillo was listed in Publishers Weekly‘s spring poetry announcement and named one of Bustle‘s most anticipated poetry collections of 2017.

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