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Kim Coleman Foote is a writer of fiction, essays, and experimental prose. Recently named a Center for Fiction NYC Emerging Writers Fellow, National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Fellow in fiction, and a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellow in fiction, her writing has appeared in The Missouri Review, Black Renaissance Noire, The Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, Obsidian, and elsewhere. She is from New Jersey and currently lives in Brooklyn.

Kim is currently writing a novel exploring the intersections of inheritance, freedom, and race relations surrounding the slave trade in 18th-century and present-day West Africa/Ghana. She has completed a feature-length screenplay on the same topic and has written a memoir about living in Ghana.

Kim is also working on a short story collection inspired by oral tales about her family, who moved from Alabama to Vauxhall, NJ, during the Great Migration. On the back-burner is a speculative novel set in the future.

Other writing honors include a Hambidge Center NEA Fellowship, Kimbilio Fiction Fellowship, Rona Jaffe Foundation/Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Ghana, where Kim conducted research for her novel. She received an MFA in Creative Writing from Chicago State University.