Coe Booth

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Coe Booth is an American fiction writer. Her first novel, released in 2007, is written for young adolescents.

Biography[edit]

Booth was born on March 21 in New York City. She grew up in the Bronx.

Booth graduated from college in 1996 with a BA and MA in Psychology and worked as a social worker in New York City Emergency Children’s Service.[citation needed] In 2005, she attended The New School for General Studies in New York, where she completed a Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing.[1] Also in 2005, Booth completed her first novel, Tyrell. Her inspiration to write this book came from her experiences working with the troubled teenagers in New York.

Booth is a full-time writer and part-time college professor at a Bronx Community College, teaching English. She also volunteers for the NAACP ACT-SO program, where she mentors teenage writers.[citation needed] She lives in Basel, Switzerland as a writer-in-residence at Laurenz Haus.[citation needed]

Published works[edit]

Books[edit]

  • Tyrell, 2006
  • Kendra, 2008
  • Bronxwood, 2011

Short stories[edit]

  • Contributed a short story in the anthology This is Push: New Voices from The Edge

Awards[edit]

  • The 2007 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction
  • The 2007 New York Public Library’s Books for the Teen Age
  • The 2007 American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults[2]
  • The 2007 American Library Association Quick Picks for reluctant Young Adult Readers

References[edit]

  1. ^ The New School, Spring 2007 Newsletter retrieved 20 May 2009
  2. ^ American Library Association (2007). "2007 Best Books for Young Adults". Retrieved 2011-02-03. 

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