ANTONIA FELIX

author |  playwright |  educator

about

Antonia Felix is a New York Times bestselling author, playwright, musician, and educator. Her biographies of prominent women leaders including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor have given her opportunities to speak and lecture on women in politics in many venues, and she has appeared on CNN, MSNBC, FoxNews, SkyNews, NPR, BBC, PBS’s “Washington Journal,” CNN International and others.  READ MORE

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Washington Post  bestseller
Globe and Mail  bestseller

Michelle Obama: 
A Photographic Journey
Sterling (hardcover), May 2017

 

 

COMING IN 2018

 A biography of Senator Elizabeth Warren published by SOURCEBOOKS

 

events

OCTOBER 2, 2017: Co-presenter, 31st Annual Women in Educational Leadership Conference, University of Nebraska: “Imaging Inequity.”

MARCH 22, 2017: Panelist, Women’s Freedom Forum: “Women Against Islamic Extremism: Meet the Faces of Courage and Commitment,” associated with the 2017 UN Commission on Women, New York City

MAY 2017: Release of Michelle Obama: A Photographic Journey, from Sterling

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OCTOBER 25, 2016: Reading from Fracture at Content Bookstore in Northfield, Minnesota

APRIL 16, 2016: Speaker and reader, University of Wyoming seminar on the FRACTURE anthology (Ice Cube Press)

new short fiction 2016

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My short story, “The Extravagance of Vice,” is included in Fracture,  an anthology of poetry, essays, and fiction about fracking from Ice Cube Press.

“An innovative and compelling weave of writers who both educate and inspire.”
–Chicago Tribune

“These brilliant voices remind us that our responsibility to the Earth runs beneath the surface-place we normally occupy, leading us on an Orphic journey that extends the depths of our knowledge, our compassion, and our capacity for meaningful action. This is not just another literary anthology–it is an urgent act of witness.”–John T. Price, editor of The Tallgrass Prairie Reader

BOOK RELEASE READING EVENT: Common Good Books, St. Paul, 3/14/16

 
  “If you called the roll of those you wanted to hear from on fracking, the writers gathered here would be it. Their varied angles of vision and genre yield a rich treatment.”
–Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, New York City

 

La Divina: A Play | 2015 Premier

Written and directed by Antonia Felix. A one-act drama with music portraying opera legend Maria Callas the artist, woman, and restless soul. Premiered on October 31, 2015, in the TekBox Theatre at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in Minneapolis. 

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Andrea-Lynn Cianflone in La Divina

 

2016 events

Speaker & Reader
University of Wyoming Seminar on the Fracture anthology

April 16, 2016

I joined three other writers who contributed to the anthology Fracture to talk about the role of fiction and nonfiction in fostering a national dialogue about fracking and energy policy. 

REVIEWS

“Riveting and meticulously researched.”
Publishers Weekly
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SCHEDULE

OCTOBER 25, 2016: READING from Fracture
Content Bookstore, Northfield, MN
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“The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.” 
–Vaclav Havel

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