Machado’s new book, ‘fem­i­nist Black Mir­ror’ TV series on the way

The Korea Times - - BOOKS -

Car­men Maria Machado knows she’s hard to cat­e­go­rize.

The Philadel­phia au­thor of 2017’s crit­i­cally ac­claimed “Her Body and Other Par­ties” and the brand new “In the Dream House” is well-aware that her writ­ing, while un­de­ni­ably lit­er­ary, runs wild through a num­ber of gen­res - fan­tasy, hor­ror, fairy tales, po­lice pro­ce­du­rals, and on and on.

“One time I went to an event and these two peo­ple came up to me and were like, ‘We both work at the same book store and we were fight­ing over where to put your book,’” says

Machado, who lives in West Philly and is a writer in res­i­dence at the Uni­ver­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia .

When the dust set­tled, that par­tic­u­lar book­store de­cided to file “Her Body and Other Par­ties” - cur­rently be­ing adapted for tele­vi­sion by FX into a “fem­i­nist Black Mir­ror”

TV series - un­der sci-fi and fan­tasy, which is fine with her.

“We’re ob­sessed with these cat­e­gories as they re­late to a li­brary or a book store, but ul­ti­mately, any la­bel you could put on my work is ac­cu­rate to some de­gree.” (DPA)

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