Naima Coster is the author of Halsey Street, a novel of family, loss, and renewal, set in a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn. Halsey Street was recommended as a must-read by People, Essence, The Skimm, Well-Read Black Girl, and the Brooklyn Public Library. It was a Finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. Naima's second novel, What’s Mine and Yours, is forthcoming. Naima holds an MFA from Columbia University, and she has taught writing to students in jail, youth programs, and universities. She lives in New York City with her family.