Kali White VanBaale

Fiction Writer

Des Moines, IA

Author's Bio

Kali White VanBaale is the author of the novel The Monsters We Make (Crooked Lane, June 2020 as Kali White) and the novels The Good Divide and The Space Between (MGPress as Kali VanBaale) She’s the recipient of an American Book Award, an Eric Hoffer Book Award, an Independent Publisher’s silver medal for fiction, and a State of Iowa major artist grant among others. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The Coachella ReviewThe Chaffey ReviewMidwestern GothicNuméro CinqNowhere Magazine, Poets&Writers, The Writer, The Writers’ Chronicle and several anthologies. She’s the co-editor of the online micro essay series and print anthology-in-progress The Past Ten, and serves as a volunteer for the PEN America Prison & Justice Writing program. Kali holds an MFA in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a core faculty member of the Lindenwood University MFA Creative Writing Program where she teaches fiction, nonfiction, and literature. She lives in Iowa with her family. www.kaliwhite.com

Literary agent: 
Julia Kenny of Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary Agency

Publications & Prizes

A Cup of Comfort for Adoptive Families (Adams Media, 2009)
Voices of Alzheimer's (LaChance Publishing LLC, 2007)
The Monsters We Make (Crooked Lane Books, 2020)
The Good Divide (MG Press, 2016)
The Space Between (River City Publishing, 2006)
Numéro Cinq
Poets & Writers
The Milo Review
The Writer
Prizes won: 

American Book Award, Eric Hoffer Book Award, Iowa Arts Council Major Artist Grant, Independent Publishers Silver Medal for general fiction, Fred Bonnie Memorial First Novel Award, Great River Writers Retreat

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Last update: Jan 08, 2020