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Kim Foote ’00

Kim Foote ’00 was one of 38 recipients of a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship for 2014.Kim_Foote____00.jpg The $25,000 fellowship was awarded based on the strength of a manuscript, excerpted from her novel, Salt Water Sister, which explores the unlikely friendship of three women in 18th-century West Africa.

Foote has published fiction, essays, and experimental prose in The Literary Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Crab Orchard Review, Potomac Review, and elsewhere. Other honors include a Rona Jaffe Foundation/Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, Illinois Arts Council Fellowship, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Ghana, West Africa. She has an M.F.A. from Chicago State University.

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