Antonia Felix

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Antonia Felix is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen nonfiction books, a novel, a play, and an award-winning environmental column. Her political biographies include Sonia Sotomayor: The True American Dream, (Berkley/Penguin USA), the first hardcover biography of the Supreme Court Justice.

As the first biographer of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former New Jersey Governor Christie Todd Whitman, and others, she has spoken and lectured frequently on women in politics and appeared on CNN, CNN International, MSNBC, FoxNews, SkyNews, NPR, PBS, BBC, and others, and is featured in the award-winning 2010 documentary American Faust: From Condi to Neo-Condi.

Antonia's other biographies profile NATO Commander Wesley K. Clark and musical figures Andrea Bocelli and Harry Connick, Jr., the latter two reflecting her professional background as a classical singer. She is also the associate director of Minnesota Concert Opera, the company her husband founded in 2011.

Antonia's public speaking appearances have included the Robert Dole Institute of Politics, Columbia-Montour Women's Conference, and Ozark and Tallgrass Creative Writing workshops. She has moderated panels about women's rights and human rights at the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives, most recently in conjunction with International Women's Day 2015.

Antonia has taught at Emporia State University and Hamline University. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Wichita State University, an M.A. in English from Texas A&M University-Kingsville, and B.A. in Psychology from Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.