Anita Heiss (born 1968) is a contemporary Australian author and literary analyst of Austrian and Indigenous Australian descent.
Anita Heiss is from the Wiradjuri people, growing up in and living in Sydney. Her mother was brought up in a Catholic mission and her father is originally from Austria. She grew up in the suburb of Matraville and attended St Clare's College. She is currently an associate professor at Macquarie University, a director of the Gadigal Information Services and Koori Radio and deputy chairperson of the Australian Society of Authors. Heiss has also recently written and directed her first short film Checkerboard Love.