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Carmen Maria Machado : "“Her Body and Other Parties” & “In the Dream House”

October 5, 2023

Time & Location: 7 PM | Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Carmen Maria Machado headshot with the covers of her books

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the bestselling memoir "In the Dream House", the graphic novel "The Low, Low Woods", and the award-winning short story collection "Her Body and Other Parties". She has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction, 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."

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. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Guggenheim Foundation, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is the former Abrams Artist-in-Residence at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Brooklyn


Tickets will be available starting September 11. 


Book signing to follow. Books available to purchase from Under the Umbrella Bookstore


Under the Umbrella Bookstore

Utah Humanities 

Utah Humanities Book Festival 

R. Harold Burton Foundation

The King's English Book Shop

College Of Humanities

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion

B. W. Bastian Foundation

PEN America

Zoo, Arts & Parks Program

Salt Lake City Arts Council

Last Updated: 11/8/23