Anya Achtenberg

Anya Achtenberg
Anya Achtenberg

Anya Achtenberg is an award-winning fiction writer and poet. Her publications include the novel Blue Earth, and autobiographical novella The Stories of Devil-Girl, both with Modern History Press; and poetry books, The Stone of Language, published
by West End Press after being finalist in five poetry competitions; and I Know What the Small Girl Knew (Holy Cow! Press). Her short fiction has received awards from Coppola’s Zoetrope: All-Story, New Letters, the Raymond Carver Story Contest, and

She is at work on History Artist, a novel centering in a Cambodian woman born
of an African American father and Cambodian mother at the moment the U.S.
bombing of Cambodia began. This work received a grant from the Minnesota State
Arts Board. She is also writing a book of poetry and short prose, The Matadors at
the Crossing.

Anya teaches creative writing workshops and classes around the country and online
with growing international participation, and offers manuscript consultations and
coaching for fiction writers, memoirists, and poets. She also organizes groups of
writers, artists, filmmakers and educators to travel to Cuba. Along with her numerous
fiction and memoir workshops, she developed and teaches a series of multi-genre
workshops on Writing for Social Change (Re-Dream a Just World; Place and Exile/
Borders and Crossings; and Yearning and Justice: Writing the Unlived Life), which she
has started writing into a movable workshop.

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