about angela

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Angela Balcita was born in Massachusetts and was raised in Queens, New York and Greensburg, Pennsylvania. She received her MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Utne Reader, Iowa Review, The Florida Review, and The Wilson Quarterly, among other publications. Her essays have been anthologized in Fourth Genre: Contemporary Writers of/on Creative Nonfiction (Longman 2005) and a multicultural essay collection entitled Waking Up American: Growing Up Biculturally (Seal Press 2005). She has also received a special mention in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2006, edited by Dave Eggers. She is a recipient of the Eda Kriseova Fellowship in Nonfiction. She lives in Baltimore with her husband and daughter.