My Editor Was Black
Debut author Naima Coster on working with Morgan Parker, the whiteness of publishing, and literary self-determination.
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There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé The Fly Ladies of ’08.
Their Eyes Were Watching God
Naima Coster is the author of Halsey Street, a novel of family, loss, and renewal, set in a rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn. Naima is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Cosmonauts Avenue Non-Fiction Prize, judged by Roxane Gay. Her stories and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Catapult, Arts & Letters, The Rumpus, Kweli, Guernica, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. Naima holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia University. She has taught creative writing to students in jail, youth programs, and universities.
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