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'

[ The Millions | 2019-10-08 16:00:06 UTC ]
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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... Continue reading at Electric Literature

[ Electric Literature | 2019-11-15 12:00:00 UTC ]
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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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Carmen Maria Machado Has Invented a New Genre: the Gothic Memoir

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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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Magic in the Mundane: The Millions Interviews Kimberly King Parsons

A good, long talk with the ‘Black Light’ debut author about bodies, secrets, the patriarchy, escaping it, revision, Amy Hempel, and more. The post Magic in the Mundane: The Millions Interviews Kimberly King Parsons appeared first on The Millions. Continue reading at The Millions

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San Diego’s Laotian community pushes for a place in California history books

Members of San Diego’s Laotian community have launched a statewide movement to get their history added to California textbooks. Lao Advocacy Organization San Diego, or LaoSD, formed last fall after then-Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that added lessons on the Vietnamese American refugee... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Staff Pick: 'Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea' by Mitchell Duneier

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Living History: 5 Comics About History and Culture

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A brief history of Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time

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History Press signs Ghee Bowman's debut to mark Dunkirk anniversary

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Peter Frankopan to chair 2020 Cundill History Prize jury

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10 of the Biggest Book Deals in History

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Pearson Earned £65 Million In Profits from Its PRH Stake in 2019

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New editions of six Stanisław Lem books place the sci-fi icon back in the spotlight.

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Susan Fowler’s Memoir Shows Uber Was an Even Worse Place to Work Than We Thought

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He raised his son to love wild places. Then his son disappeared.

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Meredith Claims “Strongest Competitive Position in History” After Time Inc. Merger

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Hillary without Bill: Curtis Sittenfeld rewrites Clinton's personal history

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