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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Goldie Goldbloom  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: In Western Australia

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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 Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


The Paperbark Shoe

, won both the AWP Novel Award (2008)

and the Great Lakes College Associationís New Writerís Award (2011)


Speaking Engagements

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