2022 Edition: November 2 to 6
BODY, EROTICISM, HORROR AND MAGIC REALISM. THE TRANSGRESSIVE TALENT OF CARMEN MARIA MACHADO
A woman who explains her sexual encounters while a plague attacks the planet. Detectives who investigate the cases of two murdered women accompanied by their ghosts. Another woman who hears the thoughts of porn-movie actors. Carmen Maria Machado reconstructing her own toxic relationship with a another young woman, combining erotic and horror novels. With only nine texts formed on this basis, the eight stories in Su cuerpo y otras fiestas [Her body and other parties] and her recent autobiographic novel En la casa de los sueños [In the Dream House], Carmen Maria Machado, the American author with Cuban roots, has become an absolute leader in the field of hybridising fantasy genres, feminism and narrative precision. Undoubtedly one of the main attractions at the first edition of Festival 42, Machado is a discovery who constantly draws attention. Trust us and come and find out why, guided by the author herself, in conversation with the great specialist in twilight zones, Desirée de Fez.
Carmen Maria Machado is an American writer trained at the Writer’s Workshop in Iowa. She has published Her Body and Other Parties and In the Dream House, which have made her an essential voice in the mixing of fantasy genres, narrative elegance and queer sexuality.
Desirée de Fez is a writer, film critic, scriptwriter and teacher, a regular at the Sitges Film Festival and in El Periódico, Fotogramas, Catalunya Ràdio and Página 2 on TVE. She has published several books on cinema, the latest being Reina del grito [Scream Queen].