Anna Della Subin writes about sleepwalkers, grave worship, imperial Ethiopian court etiquette, visions of the flood, thirteenth-century oculists, occultists, the politics of the afterlife, ritualized mutiny, Dr. Death's childhood, dreams of 9/11, 300-year naps, cricket, men becoming gods, and gods becoming men.
Her work has appeared in the London Review of Books, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Harper’s, BOMB, TANK, The White Review, Granta en español and The Paris Review Daily, among other publications. Her book-length essay Not Dead But Sleeping was published by Triple Canopy in 2016. She is a contributing editor at Bidoun, the award-winning publishing and curatorial initiative focused on the Middle East and its diasporas.
Her essays have been translated into Arabic, French, Spanish, Italian, and German.
Anna Della studied philosophy and classics at the University of Chicago and the history of religion at Harvard Divinity School. In 2014 she was writer-in-residence at Dar Al-Ma'mûn in Marrakech, thanks to the support of the Tamaas foundation.