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Naima Coster

Antioch University Los Angeles

Naima Coster is the author of two novels, What’s Mine and Yours, an instant New York Times bestseller, and her debut, Halsey Street, which was a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction. Naima’s stories and essays have appeared in ElleTimeKweli, the New York TimesThe Paris Review DailyThe CutThe Sunday TimesCatapult, and elsewhere. In 2020, she received the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” honor. Naima tweets as @zafatista and writes the newsletter, Bloom How You Must. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.

Educational History

  • MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University
  • MA in English with a concentration in Creative Writing, Fordham University
  • BA in English, African American Studies, Yale University

Naima Coster

Affiliate Faculty,

MFA in Creative Writing Program


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