‘Mainlining Ray Bradbury’: An interview with Carmen Maria Machado

A. J. Ashworth

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A conversation between acclaimed American short story writer and memoirist Carmen Maria Machado and A. J. Ashworth, with a particular focus on Machado’s story ‘Inventory’. Machado discusses what drew her to the short story as well as her evolution as a writer of the fantastical. She also touches on writing about sex, formal innovation, rejection, endings and struggling to write during the COVID pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
JournalShort Fiction in Theory & Practice
Issue number1
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 18 Jan 2023


  • short story
  • carmen maria machado
  • her body and other parties


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