Anita Felicelli is the author of the forthcoming short story collection How We Know Our Time Travelers (December, 2024). Her books include Chimerica: A Novel and the award-winning Love Songs for a Lost Continent.
Anita’s short stories have appeared in The Massachusetts Review, Midnight Breakfast, Air/Light, The Normal School, and elsewhere. She has contributed essays and criticism to the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, Alta Journal, Slate, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Review of Books, and the New York Times (Modern Love), among other places. Her short stories and poems have been anthologized and in 2023, one of her short stories was performed as part of Symphony Space’s Selected Shorts.
Anita is on the Board of the National Book Critics Circle. She served as VP of Fundraising for 2021 and returned to the role in 2023, and she was the Fiction Award Committee Chair for 2022-2023. She edits Alta Journal‘s California Book Club.
Anita grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives with her family. Her literary agent is Melissa Danaczko of the Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency. You can subscribe to Anita’s occasional newsletters here: https://anita-felicelli.ghost.io/.