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Anca Szilagyi

Author's Bio

Anca Szilagyi's fiction appears in Fairy Tale Review, Gastronomica, The Massachusetts Review, Washington City Paper, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction appears in Electric Literature, The Rumpus, and Jewish in Seattle. Her book reviews appear in Kirkus, Shenandoah, Los Angeles Review, and the Ploughshares blog. 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 is working on a collection of short stories and a novel.

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
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)

Anca Szilagyi Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
The Tin Drum, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, The Satanic Verses, The Bloody Chamber, If On a Winter's Night a Traveler, Invisible Man, Autobiography of Red
Favorite Authors:
Gunter Grass, Betty Smith, Salman Rushdie, Angela Carter, Mavis Gallant, Italo Calvino, Edith Pearlman

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Listing last updated: November 21, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Hungarian American, Jewish, Romanian
Prefers to work with:
Fluent in:
English, French
Born in:
Queens, NY
Raised in:
Brooklyn, NY

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