Carmen Maria Machado’s Memoir Is Riddled with Restless Ghosts

I first encountered Carmen Maria Machado in 2016, reading her short fiction “Horror Story” in Granta. Her innovative and acclaimed debut collection Her Body and Other Parties had not yet been published, but I scourged the internet for everything I could find. What I found were stories about queer relationships, folk tales updated for our […] The post Carmen Maria Machado’s Memoir Is Riddled with Restless Ghosts appeared first on Electric Literature. Continue reading at 'Electric Literature'

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Carmen Maria Machado Has Invented a New Genre: the Gothic Memoir

In the middle of Carmen Maria Machado’s new memoir In the Dream House, CARMEN, stylized in all caps like a play script, sits across from the woman with whom she’s been in an abusive relationship (THE WOMAN IN THE DREAM HOUSE). The scene is set (“the curtain rises”) and we’re shown, “the house... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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A new site for headline-inspired fiction launches today with stories by Carmen Maria Machado, Colum McCann, and more.

We can’t stop telling stories about pandemics, even as we wait for one to hit us. As coronavirus spreads across the world, so have headlines about the ways that storytellers, from those in Babylonia to contemporary novelists and Hollywood, have used infectious disease for narrative effect. The... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Haunted by humiliation, Carmen Maria Machado breaks form to address domestic abuse

“In the Dream House” uses direct address to show readers how they, too, might fall prey to such degradation. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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“In the Dream House,” Reviewed: Carmen Maria Machado’s Many Haunted Stories of a Toxic Relationship

Katy Waldman reviews Carmen Maria Machado’s ”In the Dream House,“ a formally inventive memoir that recounts the author’s experience with an abusive relationship. Continue reading at New Yorker

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We’re in a Rough Place in History Right Now: The Millions Interviews Carmen Maria Machado

The award-winning author of ‘Her Body and Other Parties’ on writing fiction for today, the tyranny of genre, and reading outside of our comfort zones. The post We’re in a Rough Place in History Right Now: The Millions Interviews Carmen Maria Machado appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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R4's Riot Girls season to feature dramatisations of Caitlin Moran and Maria Alyokhina memoirs

Memoirs from Caitlin Moran, How to be a Woman (Ebury), and Pussy Riot activist Maria Alyokhina, Riot Days (Allen Lane), have been dramatised for the latest instalment of Riot Girls on BBC Radio 4. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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W&N acquires bereft fiancée's debut memoir Traveling with Ghosts

 Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a "haunting" memoir of love and loss, Traveling with Ghosts. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Peter Carey refused to ghost Julian Assanges memoir

WikiLeaks founders ill-starred book was offered as a project to the novelist, who decided two control freaks should not collaborateThe two-time Booker-winning novelist Peter Carey turned down the opportunity to ghost the memoirs of his fellow Australian and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, he... Continue reading at The Guardian

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The real reason Jay Manuel from ‘ANTM’ made his debut novel fiction, not a memoir

For 18 seasons, he served as creative director and producer of the global phenomenon ‘America’s Next Top Model.’ But his debut novel isn’t the juicy tell-all you might’ve expected. Makeup artist and stylist Jay Manuel has spent more than 20 years in the fashion industry, most famously serving as... Continue reading at Fast Company

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Green Tree acquires Liz Fraser memoir

Bloomsbury's Green Tree is to publish Liz Fraser's memoir Coming Clean: A True Story of Love, Addiction and Recovery next year.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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A Queer Memoir About Navigating Toxic Masculinity

I met David Adjmi at a fancy writing residency. The kind of place where you work all day alone and then eat dinner together, have a drink in the parlor afterwards. I remember a night when someone suggested watching a movie. As people were perusing the house copy of the criterion collection... Continue reading at Electric Literature

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Canongate's Terri White memoir optioned by Bad Wolf

Production company Bad Wolf has optioned Terri White's memoir Coming Undone (Canongate, 2020) for TV.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Transworld pre-empts former footballer Brazil's new memoir

Transworld has pre-empted a new autobiography by Alan Brazil, former footballer and broadcaster. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The Books Briefing: What Is a Political Memoir For?

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Michael Cohen will be released and allowed to finish his memoir from home confinement.

[Updated 1:18 pm ET] Michael Cohen will be released from prison on Friday under orders from a federal judge, who said he was re-imprisoned after an initial release to home confinement in retaliation for his plans to publish a book about the president. “I make the finding that the purpose of... Continue reading at Literrary Hub

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Jane Austen rescued her: A memoir about reading and solace

Rachel Cohen never imagined that she would experience a stretch of time in which she only wanted to read Austen. Until it happened. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Jane Austen rescued her: A memoir about reading and solace

Rachel Cohen never imagined that she would experience a stretch of time in which she only wanted to read Austen. Until it happened. Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Alex Trebek’s Memoir Says He’s Ready for the End of the Game

“In addition to my passion for the musk ox, I also have a deep love for horses.” Continue reading at Slate

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Little, Brown acquires Clarke's Covid memoir

Little, Brown has acquired "an unflinching insider’s account of medicine in the time of coronavirus" from palliative care doctor Dr Rachel Clarke. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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