Kali Fajardo-Anstine is from Denver, Colorado. She is the author of the debut short story collection Sabrina & Corina (One World/ Random House), a novel to follow. Her fiction has appeared in The American Scholar, Boston Review, Bellevue Literary Review, The Idaho Review, Southwestern American Literature, and elsewhere. Kali has been awarded fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell Colony, and Hedgebrook. She has an MFA from the University of Wyoming.
"Here are stories with characters who made me laugh and broke my heart, believable in everything they said and did. How tragic American letters hasn't met these women of the West before, women who were here before America. And how tragic that these working-class women haven't seen themselves in the page of American lit before. Thank you for honoring their lives, KaLI. Welcome them and you"
- SANDRA CISNEROS