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Carmen Maria Machado named Guggenheim Fellow

Carmen Maria Machado, Writer in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania, has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship!

Machado holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Michener-Copernicus Foundation, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the CINTAS Foundation, Yaddo, Hedgebrook, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is the author of the short story collection Her Body and Other Parties (Graywolf, 2017) and the forthcoming memoir In the Dream House(Graywolf, 2019). Her essays, fiction, and criticism have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York TimesGrantaVogueHarper’s BazaarTin House, VQRMcSweeney's Quarterly ConcernThe BelieverGuernicaBest American Science Fiction & FantasyBest American Nonrequired Reading, and elsewhere.

About the Guggenheim Fellowship: United States Senator Simon Guggenheim and his wife established the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1925 as a memorial to a son who died April 26, 1922. The Foundation offers Fellowships to further the development of scholars and artists by assisting them to engage in research in any field of knowledge and creation in any of the arts, under the freest possible conditions and irrespective of race, color, or creed. The Foundation receives approximately 3,000 applications each year. Although no one who applies is guaranteed success in the competition, there is no prescreening: all applications are reviewed. Approximately 175 Fellowships are awarded each year.

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