Suspend Your Disbelief

Mari Coates


Mari Coates is an MFA alumna of the Warren Wilson Program for Writers and lives in San Francisco, where she has been an arts writer and theater critic, and a senior editor at UC Press. Her recently published first novel, The Pelton Papers, reimagines the life of American modernist painter Agnes Pelton (1881-1961) and is a bronze medalist in the 2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards.