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Writers in the Woods Literary Speaker Series-Carmen Maria Machado
March 4 - March 5
Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the bestselling memoir In the Dream House. Her award-winning short story collection Her Body and Other Parties was chosen by the New York Times in 2018 as one of “15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.” Her essays, fiction, and criticism have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Granta, Vogue, This American Life, Harper’s Bazaar, Tin House, McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, The Believer, Guernica, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere.
“Machado’s writing is full of repressed physical energy and the raw juice of annihilating female fury. The body is the subject, the culprit, the innocent. … She does unimaginable things with a prom dress.”
— Louise Erdrich, author of The Millions
Machado has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Awards for Lesbian Fiction and LGBTQ Nonfiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the Abrams Artist-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania.
author website: carmenmariamachado.com/