Ananda Lima

Ananda Lima, a poet, translator, and fiction writer, was raised in Brasília, Brazil. She received an MA in linguistics from UCLA and an MFA in fiction from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey.

Lima is the author of the short fiction collection Craft: Stories I Wrote for the Devil (Tor Books, 2024), the poetry collection Mother/land (Black Lawrence Press, 2021), and four chapbooks, including Translation (Paper Nautilus Press, 2019), which is the winner of the 2018 Vella Chapbook Contest.

Lima’s other awards include the inaugural WIP Fellowship by Latinx-in-Publishing, sponsored by Macmillan Publishers. She was also a finalist for the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing and the Chicago Review of Books Chirby Awards.

Lima lives in Chicago.