Ananda Lima

Poet, Fiction Writer


Author's Bio

Ananda Lima is the author of Craft (Tor Books/ Macmillan forthcoming in 2024), Mother/land (Black Lawrence Press, 2021, winner of the Hudson Prize), and four chapbooks: Vigil, Tropicália, winner of the Newfound Prose Prize, Amblyopia, and Translation. Her work has appeared in Poets & WritersThe American Poetry, Kenyon Review Online, Gulf Coast, Witness, and elsewhere. She was awarded the inaugural WIP Fellowship by Latinx-in-Publishing, sponsored by Macmillan Publishers, and an early version of Craft was named a finalist for the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. She has served as staff at the Sewanee Writers Conference, as a mentor at the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Program, as a judge for the AWP Kurt Brown Prize and other prizes. She has taught at UCLA, Rutgers University, The Fine Arts Work Center, and elsewhere. She has an MA in Linguistics from UCLA and an MFA from Rutgers University, Newark. She lives in Chicago. 


Publications & Prizes


Tropicália (Newfound, 2021)


Mother/land (Black Lawrence Press, 2021)
Amblyopia (Bull City Press, 2020)
Translation (Paper Nautilus, 2019)
Prizes won: 

2021 Latinx-in-Publishing WIP Fellowship, 2020 Hudson Prize, 2020 Newfound Prose Prize, 2018 Vella Chapbook Prize, 2020 Disquiet FLAD Fellowship


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Last update: Feb 22, 2023