Anca Szilagyi

Fiction Writer

Chicago, IL 60645
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Author's Bio

Anca L. Szilágyi is the author of Daughters of the Air, which Shelf Awareness called "a striking debut from a writer to watch" and which The Seattle Review of Books called "a creation of unearthly talents." Her fiction appears in Lilith Magazine, Confrontation, Fairy Tale Review, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction appears in Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, and Orion, 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 Chicago and teaches online at Hugo House and at Southern New Hampshire University. 

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
The Middle of Nowhere: Horror in Rural America (Pill Hill Press, 2010)
Book:
Daughters of the Air (Lanternfish Press, 2017)
Chapbook:
Sugar (Chin Music Press, 2018)
Journals: ,
Ascent Aspirations
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Cicada
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Confrontation
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Gastronomica
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Istanbul Literary Review
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Pindeldyboz
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Rockhurst Review
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Southern Ocean Review
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Western Humanities Review
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Prizes won: 

Lilith Magazine Fiction Prize (2017); 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

Favorite authors: 
Elena Ferrante, Mavis Gallant, Angela Carter, Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, Herta Muller, Jorge Luis Borges, Franz Kafka, Anton Chekhov.
What I'm reading now: 
(v.) by Anastacia-Renee, Thus Were Their Faces by Silvina Ocampo, Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
Hungarian American, Jewish, Romanian
Prefers to work with: 
Any
Fluent in: 
English
Born in: 
Queens
Raised in: 
Brooklyn, NY
New York
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Last update: May 26, 2019