Anna Metcalfe's short stories have been published in Lighthouse Journal, Tender, The Best of British Short Stories, The Dublin Review, The Short Anthology and The Lonely Crowd among other places. In 2014, she was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Award. Her first book, a collection of short stories, Blind Water Pass, was published by John Murray in May 2016. Her first novel, Chrysalis, is published by Granta in the UK in 2023. Prior to joining the University of Birmingham, she taught literature, creative writing and critical theory at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.