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

COMING IN 2017

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 the Cottonwood.

 

 

Cottonwood: A Novel
Calumet Editions | February

 

Michelle Obama: 
A Photographic Journey
Sterling | May

 

MICHELLE OBAMA:
A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY

Sterling Publishing (hardcover)

From the front flap:

First Lady Michelle Obama will be remembered not only for the programs illustrated in this book . . . but also for tackling those issues head on. She did not settle for making eloquent, even impassioned speeches, but challenged herself to create real change. In her last official speech in January 2017, Michelle Obama shared [her] spirit of hope: “If we work hard enough and believe in ourselves,” she said, “then we can be whatever we dream, regardless of the limitations that others may place on us.”

 —Antonia Felix, from the Introduction

 

RECENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS

MARCH 21, 2017: Panelist, Women’s Freedom Forum: “Women Against Islamic Extremism, Meet the Faces of Courage and Commitment,” UN Church Center, New York City

FEBRUARY 2017: 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)

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 SHORT FICTION / MARCH 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

 

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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