Anca L. Szilágyi is a writer. Her fiction appears in Gastronomica, Fairy Tale Review, Washington City Paper, and other publications. Her nonfiction appears in Los Angeles Review of Books, Electric Literature, Jewish in Seattle, and on the Ploughshares blog. She was awarded an inaugural Made at Hugo House Fellowship to complete her short story collection More Like Home Than Home and, for Paralegal, her novel-in-progress, she was awarded a grant from 4Culture and a 2015 Jack Straw fellowship. In 2015, she was awarded the inaugural Artist Trust / Gar LaSalle Storyteller Award. The Stranger hailed Anca as one of the “fresh new faces in Seattle fiction.”
Born in Queens and raised in Brooklyn, Anca studied literature and archaeology at McGill University. She also holds an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languagues (TESOL) from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has worked as an ESL instructor and paralegal and has performed modern dance in a former soap factory. In 2011, she earned an MFA from the University of Washington, where she also taught fiction writing, and was awarded the Richard Blessing Scholarship. Her debut novel is forthcoming from Lanternfish Press in late 2017 or early 2018.
She can be reached at anca [dot] l [dot] szilagyi [at] gmail [dot] com.