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

RECENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS

NOVEMBER 2016: Release of Cottonwood: A Novel, from Calumet Editions

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)

MARCH 23, 2016: Panelist, Women’s Freedom Forum: Women Standing Against Islamic Extremism, part of the United Nations 60th convening of the Commission on the Status of Women, UN Church Center

MARCH 14, 2016: Reading from Fracture at Common Good Books in St. Paul, Minnesota  

Calumet Editions 2015

New Reviews from Venturegalliers.com "Book of the Moment Club"

“A fascinating and important book, and although it’s fictional, it touches on many things which are true to life.”

 

“Being in the mental health profession myself, this is an eye-opening book . . . full of insight about the realities of the psychiatric world.”

2015 Premiere | LA DIVINA: A PLAY

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

 

NEW RELEASE / MARCH 2016

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SHORT FICTION

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

“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

 

COMING IN NOVEMBER 2016

COTTONWOOD

Calumet Editions

 

“Where exactly is Kansas?” So begins Jack O’Roarke’s move from New Jersey to the Midwest when his boss tempers his layoff with the promise of another job in a small river town. It is high time to move, anyway, with Jack’s criminal side-job threatening to shatter the fragile life he has held together since his wife’s death. As Jack and his teenage daughter settle into their quiet new pace, the secrets Jack though he left behind wind their way downstream to Cottonwood.

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

APRIL 10, 2015: BOOK SIGNING, AWP Conference
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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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