Anjanette Delgado (b. Puerto Rico) writes about heartbreak, gender violence and social justice. She is the author of novels The Heartbreak Pill (Simon and Schuster, 2008), twice winner of the Latino International Book Award, and The Clairvoyant of Calle Ocho (Kensington & Penguin Random House, 2014), an Indiefab finalist for Best Multicultural Book of the Year. She’s the editor of the multi-genre anthology Home in Florida: Latinx Writers and the Literature of Uprootedness (University of Florida Press, 2021), the first anthology to gather Latino voices producing work in the state, a Poets & Writers notable anthology selection, and a Silver Medal winner at this year’s Independent Book Publishing Awards (IPPYs).
A Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers Conference alumni and Kenyon Review Peter Taylor Fellow in Fiction, Anjanette won an Emmy Award for her feature writing, has served as volunteer reader for Ploughshares Magazine and as judge for the Flannery O’Connor Short Fiction Award.
Anjanette’s work has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies including Kenyon Review, Pleiades, Vogue, New York Times (Modern Love), Boston Review, Rumpus, Women’s Book Review, New York Journal of Books, Hostos Book Review (CUNY), the Hong Kong Review, and NPR, and has been translated into (or from) Spanish, as well as French.
Anjanette holds a BS in Mass Communications and Journalism from the University of Puerto Rico and an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. She has taught at Seton Hall, University of Miami, the United Nations’ UNDP Journalism Ethics program, the San Miguel de Allende Writers Conference, the Center for Literature (now part of the Miami Book Fair), and Florida International University.
Her third novel and a short story collection are forthcoming in 2024. She lives in Miami, Florida.