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

Kekla Magoon

Faculty, MFA in WCYA; Alumnx Mini-Residency

Louise Hawes

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Uma Krishnaswami

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Mary Quattlebaum

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Kathi Appelt

Faculty Emerita, MFA in WCYA

Jane Kurtz

Faculty, MFA in WCYA