Carmen Maria Machado (b. 1986, Allentown, PA) is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Granta, AGNI, NPR, Los Angeles Review of Books, VICE, and elsewhere. She was a recipient of the Richard Yates Short Story Prize in 2011, a Millay Colony for the Arts residency in 2014, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Michener-Copernicus Fellowship, and American Short Fiction Contest, among others. (CINTAS for Literature, 2014-15)

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