Carmen Maria Machado

Finalist, 2017 National Book Awards

Carmen Maria Machado’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New YorkerGranta, NPR, GuernicaElectric LiteratureGulf CoastTin House, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, The Best Horror of the Year, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and Best Women’s Erotica. Her short story “The Husband Stitch” was nominated for the Shirley Jackson and Nebula Awards, awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, and longlisted for the James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award.
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Her Body and Other Parties

Her Body and Other Parties, by Carmen Maria Machado book cover
ISBN 9781555977887 Graywolf Press

Earthy and otherworldly, antic and sexy, queer and caustic, comic and deadly serious, Her Body and Other Parties swings from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment. In their explosive originality, these stories enlarge the possibilities of contemporary fiction. More about this book >

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Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New YorkerGranta, NPR, GuernicaElectric LiteratureGulf CoastTin House, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, The Best Horror of the Year, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and Best Women’s Erotica. Her short story “The Husband Stitch” was nominated for the Shirley Jackson and Nebula Awards, awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, and longlisted for the James Tiptree, Jr. Literary Award. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Copernicus Society of America, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the CINTAS Foundation, the Speculative Literature Foundation, the University of Iowa, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is the artist in residence at the University of Pennsylvania, and lives in Philadelphia with her wife.

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