Anna Polonyi

Writer, Multimedia Storyteller, Educator

‘We are fashioned and shaped by what we love.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Anna is a writer who loves unexpected stories and overlooked chapters of history. She holds an M.F.A. in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a B.A. in history and literature from Harvard.

She is currently co-directing the documentary The Rosa Bonheur Case and at work on her first novel. She teaches English and creative writing in France and the United States.

Born in the US to Hungarian parents and raised in France, she is a Third Culture Kid. If you wake her from a nap, she will try to speak to you in three languages. She loves clouds, sustainable web design and finding opinionated marginalia in library books.


Iowa Young Writers’ Studio
2022 Summer Session
Iowa City, IA

WICE Paris, 2021
Tension in Fiction
Paris, France

Go Viral, 2020
Writing with the Senses

Get in touch

Anna loves helping others find the best shape for their story. She is always available for side collaborations and workshops worldwide.


The Angel’s Story, 2021
Manchester Literature Festival

Find Me in the Fiction Section, 2021
Manchester Festival of Libraries

Wayword, 2017
Finishing Line Press

Credit: Carole Cassier