Coe Booth

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


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]


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

Short stories[edit]

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


  • 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


  1. ^ The New School, Spring 2007 Newsletter retrieved 20 May 2009
  2. ^ American Library Association (2007). "2007 Best Books for Young Adults". Archived from the original on 2011-02-13. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 

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