Best of Boston

2018 Best Writer

Celeste Ng

Even in a city as literary as Boston, Ng stands out. Her first book, Everything I Never Told You, was Amazon’s 2014 Book of the Year, while her latest, 2017’s Little Fires Everywhere, has spent more than 36 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. The story of the impact an artist has on a small Ohio town, the novel has proved so enduringly popular with readers that Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington optioned it as a TV series for Hulu.