Anita Felicelli is the author of the short story collection "Love Songs for a Lost Continent" (Stillhouse Press, October 2018), winner of the 2016 Mary Roberts Rinehart Award. Her essays and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in New York Times (Modern Love), Slate, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Review of Books, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Puffin Foundation grant for poetry and two Greater Bay Area Journalism awards. Her work has been anthologized and nominated for Pushcart Prizes. She triple-majored at UC Berkeley and graduated with high honors. She is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law.

Anita is a member of the National Book Critics Circle and a VONA alum. Born in South India, she grew up in Northern California, where she lives with her family.