Sarah Gerard

Professor of Prose in the Expanded Field

Sarah Gerard is the author of the novels True Love and Binary Star, and the essay collection Sunshine State, and is co-author of the art book, Recycle. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Guernica, Granta, McSweeney's, The Believer, and Electric Literature, and the anthologies We Can't Help It If We're From Florida, One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism, Erase the Patriarchy, and Tampa Bay Noir.

  • MFA, The New School
  • BA, Hofstra University


Sarah Gerard


Sarah Gerard's essay collection Sunshine State (Harper Perennial, 2017) was a New York Times Editors' Choice, a finalist for the Southern Book Prize, and was long listed for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Her novel Binary Star (Two Dollar Radio, 2015) was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, and was a best-book-of-the-year at NPR, Vanity Fair, and Buzzfeed. Her novel True Love was published by Harper Books in 2020. The Tampa Bay Times called True Love "acutely funny and sharply observant" and Entertainment Weekly called it, "[A] darkly comic dissection of desire." 

Her short stories, essays, and interviews have appeared in The New York Times, T Magazine, Granta, The Baffler, The Believer, Vice, Electric Literature, and the anthologies We Can't Help It If We're From Florida (Burrow Press, 2017), One Small Blow Against Encroaching Totalitarianism (McSweeney's, 2018), and Tampa Bay Noir (Akashic Books, 2020).

Her paper collages have appeared in Hazlitt, BOMB Magazine, The Creative Independent, Epiphany Magazine, No Tokens Journal, and the Blue Earth Review. Recycle, a co-authored book of collages and text, was published by Pacific in 2018.

She's been supported by scholarships and fellowships from Yaddo, Tin House, PlatteForum, the Whiting Foundation, and Ucross. She was the 2018 - 2019 New College of Florida Writer-in-Residence.

More About Sarah Gerard

Areas of Expertise

  • Fiction
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Hybrid forms

Course Sampling

  • Experimental prose workshops

  • True Love, a novel, 2020
  • Recycle, an art book, 2018
  • Sunshine State, an essay collection, 2017
  • Binary Star, a novel, 2015