Anika Fajardo

Anika Fajardo was born in Colombia and raised in Minnesota. Her memoir about that experience, Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir for Finding Family, was a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award and named Best Book (Nonfiction) 2020 by City Pages. Her debut middle-grade novel, What If a Fish, was published in 2020 by Simon & Shuster Books for Young Readers. She has earned awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, and The Loft Literary Center. Anika teaches at the Loft and in Augsburg University’s low-residency MFA program. She also creates websites for writers, artists, and other creatives.