Anca Szilagyi

Seattle, WA 98102

Author's Bio

Anca L. Szilágyi's fiction appears in Moss, Fairy Tale Review, Gastronomica, The Massachusetts Review, Washington City Paper, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction appears in Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, The Rumpus, Kirkus, and Jewish in Seattle, among other publications. Born in Queens and raised in Brooklyn, she holds degrees from McGill University, Columbia University, and the University of Washington. Currently, she lives in Seattle, where she teaches creative writing at Richard Hugo House and online at Southern New Hampshire University's MA program in English and Creative Writing. Her debut novel is forthcoming from Lanternfish Press.

Publications and Prizes

The Middle of Nowhere: Horror in Rural America
(Pill Hill Press, 2010)
Antigonish Review, Ascent Aspirations, Cafe Irreal, Cicada, Fairy Tale Review, Gastronomica, Istanbul Literary Review, Massachusetts Review, Monkeybicycle, Moss, Pindeldyboz, Rockhurst Review, Southern Ocean Review, Western Humanities Review, Yellow Medicine Review: A Journal of Indigenous Literature, Art, and Thought
Prizes Won: 
Artist Trust / Gar LaSalle Storytelling Award (2015); Jack Straw Fellowship (2015); 4Culture Art Project Grant (2014); Made at Hugo House Fellowship (2012-13); Richard Blessing Award (2010); Special Mention, Salem College International Literary Awards (2012)

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
Complete Poems by Marianne Moore
Thus Were Their Faces by Silvina Ocampo
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
Favorite Books: 
The Collected Stories of Mavis Gallant, Burning Your Boats, Days of Abandonment, The Land of Green Plums, View with a Grain of Sand, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Satanic Verses, The Tin Drum.
Favorite Authors: 
Elena Ferrante, Mavis Gallant, Angela Carter, Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, Herta Muller, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, Anton Chekhov.

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer
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Identifies as: 
Hungarian American, Jewish, Romanian
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Fluent in: 
English, French
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Raised in: 
Brooklyn, NY
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Last updated: Apr 06, 2017