Kali Fajardo-Anstine

Cindy Seip

Kali Fajardo-Anstine is from Denver, Colorado. Her fiction has appeared in The American Scholar, Boston Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Idaho Review, Southwestern American Literature, and elsewhere. Fajardo-Anstine has received fellowships from MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and Hedgebrook. She received her MFA from the University of Wyoming. She is the author of Sabrina & Corina: Stories (One World), finalist for a National Book Award in Fiction, a powerful meditation on friendship, mothers and daughters, and the deep-rooted truths of our homelands, a finalist for a National Book Award in fiction. Kali Fajardo-Anstine’s magnetic story collection breathes life into her Latina characters of indigenous ancestry and the land they inhabit in the American West. Against the remarkable backdrop of Denver, Colorado—a place that is as fierce as it is exquisite—these women navigate the land the way they navigate their lives: with caution, grace, and quiet force. Sabrina & Corina is a moving narrative of unrelenting feminine power and an exploration of the universal experiences of abandonment, heritage, and an eternal sense of home. Joy Williams calls it, “A terrific collection of stories—fiercely and beautifully made.”