Naima Coster is the author of Halsey Street, a novel about gentrification, family, and memory, set in Brooklyn, New York (Little A 2017). She is a graduate of the Columbia University MFA program and also holds degrees in English and Creative Writing from Yale University and Fordham University. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New York Times, Arts & Letters, Kweli, The Rumpus, Guernica, and Cosmonauts Avenue, among other places. Naima has taught writing in a range of settings, from prison to after-school programs, summer camps, and universities. She tweets about literature, culture, and justice as @zafatista.