Kali Fajardo-Anstine is an American writer born in 1984. She is best known for her debut short story collection, "Sabrina & Corina," which was a finalist for the National Book Award in 2019. Fajardo-Anstine's writing explores themes of identity, family, and heritage, and often draws on her own experiences as a Latina woman from Denver, Colorado. Her stories are marked by their vivid descriptions, sharp insights, and compassionate portrayals of her characters. Fajardo-Anstine has been recognized with numerous awards and honors for her writing, including a Whiting Award and a National Book Foundation "5 Under 35" award. She continues to write and publish new work, and is widely regarded as one of the most promising young voices in American literature.