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

Tom Birdseye

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Varian Johnson

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Nova Ren Suma

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Ibi Zoboi

Faculty, MFA in WCYA

Kathi Appelt

Faculty Emerita, MFA in WCYA

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Faculty, MFA in WCYA