An Evening with Carmen Maria Machado at Suffolk University. 120 Tremont Street, 5th Floor, Blue Sky Lounge, This event is free and open to the public.
Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the short story collection, Her Body and Other Parties, winner of the Bard Fiction Prize and finalist for the National Book Award. The Chicago Tribune says Her Body and Other Parties is, “Simultaneously hot and chilling, these stories leave the reader enthralled and shaken,” and The New York Times says of the collection, “It’s a wild thing, this book, covered in sequins and scales, blazing with the influence of fabulists from Angela Carter to Kelly Link and Helen Oyeyemi…” She is the Writer in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania, and lives in Philadelphia with her wife. Her memoir In the Dream House is forthcoming in 2019 from Graywolf Press.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.