Diana Anhalt


DIANA ZYKOFSKY ANHALT is a poet and author. She has worked as an editor, book critic and teacher. She is the author of “A Gathering of Fugitives: American Political Expatriates in Mexico 1948-1965” (Archer Books) translated into Spanish as “Voces Fugitivas……” by Mexico’s Relaciones Exteriores. The book is groundbreaking for its investigation of the role of the FBI and surveillance of the exiled Hollywood and cold war community in Mexico. Her work is featured in the anthology, “Red Diapers: Growing Up in the Communist Left “(University of Illinois), “Leap Years: Women Reflect on Change, Loss and Love” (Beacon) and “Home: An Imagined Landscape” (Solis Press.) Her work and interviews have appeared on BBC Radio, El Nacional, Mexico City Times, Grand Tour, The Texas Observer, Atención, Voices of Mexico, Jewish Currents, Midstream, Under the Sun, Passager and in the Southwest Review. Diana Anhalt's parents, Belle and Meyer Zykofsky fled to Mexico to escape political persecution in the United States when Diana was 8 years old. Diana resided in Mexico for sixty years, raising a family. Her parents resided there for 32 years until Diana was 40 years old. Diana remained in Mexico twenty-eight more years.