Goldie Goldbloom

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General Information

Name: Goldie Goldbloom

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Poetry

Born: In Western Australia



Illinois Connection

Goldbloom currently lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Ms. Goldbloom was born in Western Austrailia but currently lives in Chicago. She studied at the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers. Goldbloom 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.

Published Works

  • The Paper Bark Shoe, Picador, 2011
  • Toad Museum of Freaks and Wonders, New Issues in Poetry and Prose, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

The Paperbark Shoe: A Novel

ISBN: 0312674503
Release Date: 2011-03-29

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Toads' Museum of Freaks and Wonders (AWP Award for the Novel)

ISBN: 1930974884
Release Date: 2010-02-01

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Literary Awards

The Paperbark Shoe, won both the AWP Novel Award (2008) and the Great Lakes College Association’s New Writer’s Award (2011).

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (No)

External Links

Goldie Goldbloom on WorldCat

Goldie Goldbloom on Amazon


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