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Interview with Naima Coster

In the second installment of our series of interviews in partnership with the Miami Book Fair, Kendra talks to Naima Coster, the author of Halsey Street, which is out now from Little A. Sign up for the Miami Book Fair!

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Author Bio

Naima Coster is the author of two novels. Her debut, Halsey Street, was a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. It was recommended as a must-read by People, Essence, BitchMedia, Well-Read Black Girl, The Skimm, and the Brooklyn Public Library among others. Her forthcoming novel, What’s Mine and Yours, will be published in March 2021.

Naima’s stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, the Rumpus, Aster(ix), KweliThe Paris Review Daily, The Cut, The Sunday Times, and elsewhere. She is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree for 2020.

Naima tweets as @zafatista and writes the newsletter, Bloom How You Must.  She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

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