Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the story collection, Her Body and Other Parties (Graywolf 2017), which was a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. In 2018, the New York Times listed Her Body and Other Parties as a member of “The New Vanguard,” one of “15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.” About her wildy-anticipated memoir, In the Dream House (Graywolf 2019), Roxanne Gay tweeted, “It’s so good I have to put the book down after each chapter to contemplate never writing again because why bother.” Machado has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, Michener-Copernicus Foundation, Elizabeth George Foundation, and the CINTAS Foundation. She is currently the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania. Carmen Maria Machado completed her undergraduate studies at American University.
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