Anika Fajardo was born in Colombia and raised in Minnesota. She is the author of a book about that experience, Magical Realism for Non-Believers: A Memoir of Finding Family (University of Minnesota Press, 2019). Her middle-grade novel, What If a Fish, is slated for publication from Simon & Schuster in summer 2020. A writer, editor, and teacher, she lives with her family in the very literary city of Minneapolis.
Huh? How do you pronounce your name?
Anika rhymes with “Monica” but without the “M”
Fajardo is pronounced like it’s spelled, but the “J” makes an “H” sound (Fa-har-doe)