Sarah M. Broom

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In addition to the courses she's teaching below, Sarah is featured in our free Salon + Reading: The Courage to Write on 6/5, and our free Happy Hour Reading: Sarah M. Broom and Jane Hirshfield on 6/10. (Registration required)

Sarah M. Broom is a trained journalist and author. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine and elsewhere. In 2016, she received the prestigious Whiting Award for Creative Nonfiction, which allowed her to finish her first book, THE YELLOW HOUSE (Grove Press), which won the 2019 National Book Award for nonfiction. She received her undergraduate degree in anthropology and mass communications from the University of North Texas before earning a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley. She worked as an editor at O, The Oprah Magazine for several years, writing in the hours before and after work. In the years following, she's worked extensively in the nonprofit word, including as Executive Director of the global nonprofit, Village Health Works, which has offices in Burundi and New York. She’s taught nonfiction in Columbia University’s creative writing department. She loves solitude, travel, making a beautiful room and the possibility of getting lost. She's a native New Orleanian, the youngest of twelve children, and makes her home in New York City.

Sarah M. Broom's Published Work