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Kali VanBaale

Author's Bio

Born and raised on a dairy farm in rural southern Iowa, Kali VanBaale’s debut novel, The Space Between (River City Publishing, 2006) earned a 2007 American Book Award, the 2007 Independent Publisher’s silver medal for general fiction, the 2007 Iowa Reader Literary Award for Fiction and the 2006 Fred Bonnie Memorial First Novelist Award. Her short stories and essays have appeared in the anthologies A Cup of Comfort for Adoptive Families, Voice’s of Alzheimer’s and Voice’s of Caregiver’s. Her second novel, Mercy Road, is currently represented by the Hannigan, Salky and Getzler Literary Agency pending publication. In 2009, she was awarded a State of Iowa Arts Council major artist grant to begin work on an untitled third novel. Kali is a graduate of Upper Iowa University and teaches creative writing for Des Moines Adult Continuing Education. She is currently in the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Creative Writing program. She resides outside Des Moines with her husband and three children.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
The Space Between (River City Publishing, 2006)
Anthologies:
Voices of Caregiving (LaChance Publishing, 2008), Voices of Alzheimer's (LaChance Publishing, 2007)
Prizes:
2010 Iowa Arts Council Mini Artist Grant, Modern Dickens Project 2009 Iowa Arts Council Major Artist Grant, untitled third novel 2007 American Book Award, The Space Between 2007 Independent Publishers Silver Medal for General Fiction, The Space Between 2006 Fred Bonnie Memorial First Novelist Award, The Space Between

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout Ordinary People by Judith Guest The Book of Ruth by Jane Hamilton To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Favorite Authors:
Richard Yates, Jennifer Haigh, Elizabeth Strout, Ann-Marie MacDonald, A. Manette Ansay, Edith Wharton

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Listing last updated: June 9, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
Bloomfield, IA
Agent:
Joy Azmitia

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