Carole Maso

Carole Maso (1956) is a contemporary American writer.

She has a B.A. in English from Vassar College, and is a professor of literary arts at Brown University since 1995. She lives with her partner, Helen Lang.


  • Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Biography/Autobiography (2001) for The Room Lit by Roses



  • Ghost Dance, 1986
  • The Art Lover, 1990
  • Ava, 1993
  • The American Woman in the Chinese Hat, 1994
  • Defiance, 1998
  • Mother&Child, 2012

Short stories

  • Aureole: An Erotic Sequence, 1996


  • Break Every Rule: Essays on Language, Longing, and Moments of Desire, 2000
  • The Room Lit by Roses: A Journal of Pregnancy and Birth, 2002
  • Beauty is Convulsive: The Passion of Frida Kahlo, 2002

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