Kim Coleman Foote

Fiction Writer, Creative Nonfiction Writer

Author's Bio

Kim Coleman Foote is a writer of fiction, essays, and experimental prose. Based on her research as a Fulbright Fellow in Ghana, she has completed a novel and feature-length screenplay exploring an unlikely friendship during the slave trade in 18th-century West Africa. She has also written a memoir about her experiences living in Ghana. She is currently working on a speculative novel set in the future and a story collection set in New Jersey and inspired by her family's Southern roots. Kim received an MFA in Creative Writing from Chicago State University. She is from New Jersey and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Publications & Prizes

Creative Nonfiction

One World, Many Cultures (Longman/Pearson, 2008)
Homelands (Seal Press, 2006)
Babel Fruit Online
Baobab:South African Journal of New Writing
Black Arts Quarterly
Black Renaissance Noire
Crab Orchard Review
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Potomac Review
Reverie: Midwest African American Literature


Just Like a Girl (GirlChild Press, 2008)
Women.Period (Spinsters Ink, 2008)
Prizes won: 

Center for Fiction NYC Emerging Writers Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship - Hambidge Center residency, Tidal Basin Review Editorial Prize for prose, Rona Jaffe Foundation/Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Pan-African Literary Forum Africana Creative Nonfiction Award, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship for prose

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Last update: Jun 06, 2019