Carmen Maria Machado's debut collection, Her Body and Other Parties, is forthcoming from Graywolf Press. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The New Yorker, Granta, NPR, Electric Literature, Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best Horror of the Year, and Year’s Best Weird Fiction. Her short story "The Husband Stitch" was nominated for the Shirley Jackson and Nebula Awards, awarded a Pushcart Prize Special Mention, and longlisted for the Tiptree Award. She holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the Elizabeth George Foundation, the CINTAS Foundation, and the Yaddo Corporation. She is the Artist in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania and lives in Philadelphia with her partner.