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Grace Talusan

October 20, Dudley Square
Grace Talusan is a memoirist, essayist, journalist, and author who teaches writing at Tufts University. Also a teacher at GrubStreet, Talusan has had work appear in Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Boston Magazine, the Boston Globe, and the Rumpus. A graduate of Tufts University and the MFA Program in Writing at University of California Irvine, she is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University for 2019–21. She is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Her writing has also been supported by Hedgebrook and the Ragdale Foundation. Her most recent release, the memoir The Body Papers, won the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing and explores childhood abuse, cancer, and the immigrant experience. Author Celeste Ng says it “is a stunning work by a powerful new writer who—like the best memoirists—transcends the personal to speak on a universal level.” Talusan is based in Boston.