Kim Coleman Foote is a writer who was raised in New Jersey and currently lives in Brooklyn. Recently named a New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellow in fiction and a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Fellow, she has published fiction, essays, and experimental prose in Black Renaissance Noire, The Literary Review, Crab Orchard Review, Obsidian, and elsewhere.
Other 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. Kim received an MFA in Creative Writing from Chicago State University.
Based on her research in Ghana, Kim has completed a novel and feature-length screenplay exploring an unlikely friendship during the slave trade in 18th-century West Africa. She has also written a memoir about her experiences living in Ghana. She is currently working on a speculative novel set in the future and a short story collection set in New Jersey and inspired by her family's Southern roots.