Anna Vodicka grew up in Sugar Camp, Wisconsin, an unincorporated town in the Great Lakes region. She earned her BA from Tufts University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Idaho, where she taught undergraduate writing for three years.
Her essays have appeared in Brevity, Guernica, The Iowa Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Ninth Letter, Shenandoah
, and other national literary magazines. She is a grant recipient of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies and Washington State's Artist Trust. In 2013, she won The Missouri Review
audio competition for prose and was shortlisted for Best American Essays
and the Pushcart Prize. She has lived in South America and Spain. She has sung for diplomats and Disney World and in the streets of Paris. She has been waterskiing as long as she can remember. And while she once had ambitions to be a game show host and President of the United States, she gave up those dreams to be a writer.
She currently lives in the island nation of Palau, in western Micronesia, where she is at work on her first book.