Writers@Grinnell Brings Carmen Machado, Alissa Nutting to Campus

October 13, 2017

4:15 & 8 p.m.; November 2, 2017

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the story collection Her Body and Other Parties

 (Graywolf Press), which is currently shortlisted for the 2017 National Book Award in fiction. Her memoir House in Indiana is forthcoming from Graywolf Press in 2019. She is a fiction writer, critic, and essayist whose work has appeared in the New Yorker, Granta, Tin House, Guernica, Electric Literature, AGNI, NPR, Gulf Coast, Los Angeles Review of Books, VICE, and elsewhere. Her stories have been reprinted in Best American Science Fiction & Fantasy, Best Horror of the Year, Year’s Best Weird Fiction, and Best Women’s Erotica. She was named as a "Writer to Watch" for Fall 2017 by Publisher's Weekly. She 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, the Speculative Literature Foundation, the Clarion Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers’ Workshop, the University of Iowa, the Yaddo Corporation, Hedgebrook, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She is the Artist in Residence at the University of Pennsylvania, and lives in Philadelphia with her wife.  

Grinnell College assistant professor Alissa Nutting is the author of three books, including Made for Love, which was published in July 2017 by Ecco Press/HarperCollins. Along with her writing partner Dean Bakopoulos, she is currently developing a television series based on the novel for Paramount. Her story collection Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls will be reissued by Ecco in Summer 2018, as part of its Art of the Story series, and Ecco will publish her collection of nonfiction essays in 2019.