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Author Anita Mathias~Wandering Between Two Worlds

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Anita Mathias writes of her Catholic childhood in India, and her large, eccentric extended family in Mangalore, India; her rebellion and atheism as a teenager in her Himalayan boarding school, St. Mary’s Convent, Nainital; and her abrupt religious conversion whereupon she entered Mother Teresa’s convent in Calcutta as a novice. 

 Later essays explore the dualities of her life as a writer, mother and Christian in the United States -- Domesticity and Art, Writing and Prayer, and the experience of being “an alien and stranger” on the earth, desperately seeking roots.

Anita was born in India, and has a B.A. in English from Somerville College, Oxford University and an M.A. in Creative Writing from the Ohio State University. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, The London Magazine,  Commonweal,  America, The Christian Century, and The Best Spiritual Writing anthologies. She has won fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts and The Minnesota State Arts Board 
Anita lives in Oxford, England, with her husband, Roy, and daughters, Zoe and Irene.