FDU MFA Features YA Faculty Member Coe Booth

FDU MFA Features YA Faculty Member Coe Booth

Posted by Gracelyn Weaver in faculty news

The Fairleigh Dickinson University low residency MFA program is thrilled to feature YA faculty member Coe Booth.

coe-300x200Coe Booth was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. In 1996 and 1998 respectively, she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in psychology, and then began working as a counselor for teenagers and families in crisis situations in New York City. Four years later, she became a full-time college professor, teaching both English and psychology. In 2003, she returned to graduate school at The New School in New York City and earned an MFA in creative writing.

Coe’s first novel Tyrell was published in 2006, and it won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature. Her novels Kendra and Bronxwood followed, and both were selected by the American Library Association as Best Books for Young Adults. Her first novel for middle-school readers, Kinda Like Brothers, will be released this fall.

Are you interested in studying with Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Low Residency MFA program? Learn more.

21 Mar 2016 no comments