Naima Coster

Naima Coster

Visiting Assistant Professor, WritingNaima Author edit


Phone: (336) 758-8633


BA, Yale University
MA, Fordham University
MFA, Columbia University

Areas of Interest

First-year composition
Life writing
Creative nonfiction
Literary fiction
Literatures of the Black Diaspora


Margaret Lamb Writing to the Right-Hand Margin Prize for Fiction, 2012 & 2011.
Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize, Brooklyn Film & Arts Festival, 2011.
Elmore A. Willets Prize for Fiction Writing, President and Fellows of Yale University, 2008.
Yale Daily News Wallace Prize for Fiction, Second Place, 2007.

Selected Publications

Halsey Street. Little A Books. Forthcoming Fall 2017.

Short Fiction
Cold.” Kweli 1 June 2016.
Halsey Street, An Excerpt from a Novel.” The Fordham Observer 3 May 2012.
The Beach.” The Fordham Observer 20 Apr. 2011.

Memoir & Essay
Remembering When Brooklyn Was Mine.” The New York Times 20 Feb. 2011.

Sound Takes: Psychic Reader.” The Rumpus 10 Sept. 2015.
Lyrical Impulse: An Interview with Stacey D’Erasmo.” Guernica 1 Aug. 2014.
More Than Its Parts.” A Practical Wedding 16 July 2014.

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Courses Taught at Wake Forest

WRI 111G/H: Writing Seminar: What Does It Mean To Be an American?
WRI 111M: Writing Seminar: What’s the Point of “I”?: Uses of the First Person

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