Grace Talusan is the author of the memoir, The Body Papers, a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, the winner in nonfiction for the Massachusetts Book Awards, and the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. Her short story, “The Book of Life and Death,” was chosen for the 2020 Boston Book Festival's One City One Story program and was translated into several languages, including Tagalog. She has published essays in Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Boston Magazine, The Boston Globe, The Rumpus, and The New York Times.
She is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Currently, Talusan is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University. She was born in the Philippines and raised in the United States.