4-8 September 2019 at the Fugard Theatre | OPEN BOOK CAPE TOWN

    Carmen Maria Machado

    Carmen Maria Machado is based in Philadelphia and is the Writer in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania. Her essays, fiction, and criticism have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, GrantaHarper’s Bazaar and McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern amongst others. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Michener-Copernicus Foundation, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the CINTAS Foundation, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. Her debut short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, was 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.”

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