Join PEN Utah on October 5th as Carmen Maria Machado joins the Tanner Humanities Center for a Banned Books Week conversation about her work and being an LGBTQIA+ author. She will be joined by Jeremy Rosen, Associate Director for Faculty at the Tanner Humanities Center and Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Utah.
Book signing to follow. Books will be available to purchase from Under the Umbrella Bookstore.
Carmen Maria Machado is the author of the bestselling memoir In the Dream House, the graphic novel The Low, Low Woods, and the award-winning short story collection Her Body and Other Parties. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the winner of the Bard Fiction Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction, the Brooklyn Public Library Literature Prize, the Shirley Jackson Award, and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. In 2018, the New York Times listed Her Body and Other Parties as a member of “The New Vanguard,” one of “15 remarkable books by women that are shaping the way we read and write fiction in the 21st century.”
Jeremy Rosen, Associate Director for Faculty at the Tanner Humanities Center, is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Utah. His first book, Minor Characters Have Their Day: Genre and the Contemporary Literary Marketplace, was published as part of Columbia University Press’s “Literature Now” series in 2016. His current project Genre Bending considers the adoption of forms of popular genre fiction by acclaimed writers of literary fiction. Rosen teaches post-World War II U.S. and global fiction, with courses on genres like science fiction, detective fiction, climate fiction or “cli-fi,” as well as other timely topics like “Diversity in the Postwar Novel,” “Global/Transnational Literature: Contemporary Fiction of Immigration and Refugees,” and “Contemporary Literature and the Business of Books.” Rosen joined the Tanner Humanities Center in August 2021. In this role, he helps facilitate academic research programs, including our research fellows, work-in-progress talks, faculty panels and workshops, and research interest groups.