Sarah M. Broom

Winner, 2019 National Book Awards

Sarah M. Broom is a writer whose work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Oxford American, and O Magazine, among others.
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The Yellow House

ISBN 9780802125088 Grove Press / Grove Atlantic

Located in the gap between the “Big Easy” of tourist guides and the New Orleans in which Broom was raised, The Yellow House is a brilliant memoir of place, class, race, the seeping rot of inequality, and the internalized shame that often follows. More about this book >


Sarah M. Broom accepts the 2019 National Book Award for Nonfiction for The Yellow House

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Sarah M. Broom

Sarah M. Broom’s work has appeared in The New YorkerThe New York Times MagazineThe Oxford American, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others. A native New Orleanian, she earned her Masters in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been awarded a Whiting Foundation Creative Nonfiction Grant, and fellowships at Djerassi Resident Artists Program and The MacDowell Colony. She lives in Harlem.

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