Anika Fajardo

Anika Fajardo was born in Colombia and raised in Minnesota. Her debut middle-grade novel, What If a Fish, was awarded the 2021 Minnesota Book Award. She is also the author of Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir for Finding Family, which was named Best Book (Nonfiction) 2020 by City Pages, and the forthcoming middle-grade book, Meet Me Halfway. 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.