University of Iowa

Kali White VanBaale

Kali White VanBaale is the author of the novels The Good Divide and The Space Between (MGPress as Kali VanBaale), and the forthcoming The Monsters We Make (Crooked Lane Books, June 2020 as Kali White)She’s the recipient of an American Book Award, an Eric Hoffer Book Award, an Independent Publisher’s silver medal for fiction, and a State of Iowa major artist grant among others. Her short stories and essays have appeared in The Coachella ReviewThe Chaffey ReviewMidwestern GothicNuméro CinqNowhere Magazine, Poets&Writers, The Writer, The Writers’ Chronicle, and several anthologies. She’s the co-editor of the online micro essay series and print anthology-in-progress The Past Ten, and serves as a volunteer for the PEN America Prison & Justice Writing program. Kali holds an M.F.A. in creative writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a core faculty member of the Lindenwood University MFA Creative Writing Program where she teaches fiction, nonfiction, and literature. She lives in Iowa with her family.