A new book from New York City-born writer Sarah Polney has been named one of the best books of the year.
The New York Review of Books announced the honor at its annual awards banquet Tuesday evening, which included Polley at the head of the shortlist.
The novel is “The Great Train Robbery,” a fictional account of the 2008 robbery of the New York subway system.
The story follows the actions of a former train conductor, who is framed for the attack, as he tries to uncover the truth about the crime.
Polley’s new book is a collaboration with a New York police detective and is set in New York’s subway system, and features the voices of three of Polley’s most famous characters: a detective named Detective Robert Bovee, a retired New York cop named Detective Michael Satterfield, and a fictionalized version of a police captain named Detective Joe Kapp.
Polkley, who won the Pulitzer Prize in fiction for her 2013 novel “Lonely Island,” is a best-seller in her native New York.
She is currently working on her next book, which she has said she hopes to finish this year.