Ann Dávila Cardinal is a novelist and Director of Recruitment for Vermont College of Fine Arts where she also earned her MFA in Writing. She comes from a long line of Puerto Rican writers, including father and son poets Virgilio and José Antonio Dávila, and her cousin, award-winning fiction writer Tere Dávila.
Ann’s first novel, Sister Chicas, was co-written with Jane Alberdeston Coralin and Lisa Alvarado, and was released from New American Library in 2006. Her next novel, a horror young adult work titled Five Midnights, was released by Tor Teen in 2019. The story continues in Category Five, also from Tor Teen, released in June of 2020.
Her stories have appeared in several anthologies, including Lockdown: Stories of Crime, Terror, and Hope During a Pandemic from Polis Books (2020) and Women Writing the Weird (2012) and she contributed to the Encyclopedia Latina: History, Culture, And Society in the United States edited by Ilan Stavans. Her essays have appeared in American Scholar, Caribbean Writer, AARP, and Latina Magazines.
Ann lives with her family in Vermont where she cycles, knits, and prepares for the zombie apocalypse.