Profile

Anna-Marie McLemore (they/them) writes magical realism and fairy tales from their Latinx and LGBTQ+ communities.

They are the author of The Weight of Feathers, a finalist for the 2016 William C. Morris Debut Award; 2017 Stonewall Honor Book When the Moon Was Ours, which was longlisted for the National Book Award in Young People’s Literature; Wild Beauty, a Kirkus Best Book of 2017; and Blanca & Roja, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice. Dark and Deepest Red, a reimagining of The Red Shoes based on true medieval events, is forthcoming in January 2020.

Education

BA | USC

Linda Urban

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Martine Leavitt

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

Nova Ren Suma

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Louise Hawes

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

An Na

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Writing Novels for Young People Retreat

Varian Johnson

Faculty, MFA in WCYA