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General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction Poetry

Born: In Western Australia



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Goldbloom currently lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Goldie Goldbloom was born in Western Australia but currently lives in Chicago. She studied at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. She is a mentor and writing teacher for queer and transgender youth. Her short fiction has appeared in Narrative Magazine, StoryQuarterly and Prairie Schooner, and was anthologized in The Kid on the Karaoke Stage and Windy City Queer.

She was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and has been the recipient of multiple grants and awards, including fellowships from Warren Wilson, Northwestern University, the Brown Foundation, the City of Chicago and the Elizabeth George Foundation.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''The Paperbark Shoe'' -- *AWP Novel Award, 2008

-- *Great Lakes College Association's New Writer's Award, 2011

-- *Literary Novel of the Year, Foreward Magazine

-- *Big Reads Selection, NEA


-- "On Division"

-- *Jewish Fiction Award, 2020

-- *One Bay One Book Program, Jewish Community Library, San Francisco, California