Carmen Maria Machado is an American author, critic, and essayist. She is well known as the author of the short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, and her memoir, In the Dream House. She is a former winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction, and the Shirley Jackson Award.

In addition to her books, Carmen’s work has appeared in publications like the New Yorker, the New York Times, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern. Maria Machado earned her MFA from he Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She now makes her home in Philadelphia. In Pennsylvania, she has been the Abrams Artist-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Bloody Summer: Big Cats in the Children's Hand-Games of Never-Again, Pennsylvania (2022)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Collections

Her Body and Other Parties (2017)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Hill House Comics Books

The Low, Low Woods (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

March Sisters: On Life, Death, and Little Women (With: Jane Smiley,Kate Bolick,Jenny Zhang) (2019)Description / Buy at
In the Dream House (2019)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Best American Experimental Writing Books

Bax 2015 (By: Seth Abramson,Jesse Damiani,Douglas Kearney) (2016)Description / Buy at
Bax 2016 (By: Seth Abramson) (2017)Description / Buy at
Bax 2018 (By: Seth Abramson,Jesse Damiani,Myung Mi Kim) (2018)Description / Buy at
Bax 2020 (With: Seth Abramson,Jesse Damiani,Joyelle McSweeney) (2020)Description / Buy at

Publication Order of Anthologies

The New Voices of Fantasy(2013)Description / Buy at
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond(2013)Description / Buy at
Lightspeed Magazine, July 2014(2014)Description / Buy at
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2015(2015)Description / Buy at
The Long List Anthology(2015)Description / Buy at
Future Tense Fiction(2016)Description / Buy at
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Eight(2016)Description / Buy at
Grave Predictions(2016)Description / Buy at
Latin@ Rising(2017)Description / Buy at
People of Color Flash Anthology(2017)Description / Buy at
The Best of Uncanny(2018)Description / Buy at
Nightmare Magazine 67: April 2018(2018)Description / Buy at
Best Horror of the Year: Volume Ten(2018)Description / Buy at
PEN America Issue 21: Mythologies(2018)Description / Buy at
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 107, April 2019(2019)Description / Buy at
What My Mother and I Don't Talk About: Fifteen Writers Break the Silence(2019)Description / Buy at
PEN America Best Debut Short Stories 2019(2019)Description / Buy at
The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2019(2019)Description / Buy at
Eat Joy(2019)Description / Buy at
Latinx Rising(2020)Description / Buy at
Fat and Queer(2021)Description / Buy at
Horse Girls: Recovering, Aspiring, and Devoted Riders Redefine the Iconic Bond(2021)Description / Buy at
Out of the Ruins: The Apocalyptic Anthology(2021)Description / Buy at
Body Shocks(2021)Description / Buy at
This Is Life(2022)Description / Buy at
It Came from the Closet: Queer Reflections on Horror(2022)Description / Buy at
Critical Hits: Writers Playing Video Games(2023)Description / Buy at

If You Like Carmen Maria Machado Books, You’ll Love…

In the Dream House: A Memoir is Carmen Maria Machado’s story of a relationship gone bad and domestic abuse. She attempts to make sense of who what happens to her in the story managed to shape her as person. She holds the events of her life up to the light and looks at them from different angles, in an attempt to understand. While the events of the book can be dire, Machado manages to lighten the mood with her wit, playfulness, and desire to ask questions.

Her Body and Other Parties: Stories sees Carme Maria Machado writing stories that touch on psychological realism and science fiction, comedy and horror, fantasy and fabulism. She has a unique voice and she proves it in this provocative debut. She bends genre to shape her narratives as they map the realities of women’s lives and the violence visited upon their bodies. This collection manages to swing from horrific violence to the most exquisite sentiment in this wholly original collection.

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