Online student Aline Ohanesian has just published her debut novel, Orhan’s Inheritance, with Algonquin Books. An exciting accomplishment in itself, her novel has already garnered a Starred Kirkus Review, was selected by Amazon as a “Best Book of the Month,” and Barnes and Noble chose it for their “Discover Great New Writers” program. The American Booksellers Association has voted it a #1 Indie Pick for April 2015.

“I do not have an MFA and I live in a lovely but remote part of California where writing classes are hard to come by,” says Aline. “The online courses at the Writers’ Program gave me access to some incredible writing teachers who read my work and provided much needed feedback.”

Congratulations, Aline! We can’t wait to get our hands on a copy.

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