Anna Burke

Anna Burke graduated from Smith College with degrees in English Literature and Studio Art. She was the inaugural recipient of the Sandra Moran Scholarship from the Golden Crown Literary Society’s Writing Academy and is currently pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing at Emerson College.

Her queer feminist novel, Thorn, was named 2019 LGBT+ Fiction Book of the Year by Foreword Reviews. When she is not writing fiction, she is an overly ambitious gardener and teacher. She and her wife live in Massachusetts with their two dogs, too many houseplants, and the occasional four-legged guest.

Book Reviews by Anna Burke

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The Chosen and the Beautiful offers up a lush glimpse of decadence and corruption, interrogating America’s dark history through the eyes of a narrator it is impossible to forget.”

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“Timely, intelligent, and fascinating . . .”

“I am an exile twice over, once from my home and once from Teixcalaan, which could never have been my home.”

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“Readers who enjoy political intrigue in their fantasy will find Beaton’s debut deeply satisfying.”

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The Witch’s Heart is gripping, evocative, and alternatingly joyful and heart-breaking. Gornichec’s prose is lyrical and fierce, just like her protagonists.”

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The Four Profound Weaves is a beautifully articulated exploration of queer identity and transformation.