Naima Aisha Coster is a devoted writer, living and creating in New York City. Her stories have been published in The New York Times, Arts & Letters, The Fordham Observer, Yale Daily News Magazine, and The Acentos Review. Naima is the inaugural winner of the Brooklyn Non-Fiction Prize for her essay "Remembering When Brooklyn Was Mine." She is also a two-time winner of the Margaret Lamb/Writing to the Right-Hand Margin Prize for Fiction. She holds a B.A. in English and African American Studies from Yale University and an M.A. in English from Fordham University. She has taught creative writing to youth across the city from Harlem to the South Bronx to Rikers Island. She is a former mentor of Girls Write Now and a former editor of CURA. Naima is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in Fiction at Columbia University, where she teaches a course on academic writing. She loves reading, swimming, bubble tea, and Buffy. She is at work on a novel.