Grace Talusan, 43rd Annual ODU Literary Festival


Grace Talusan


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Grace Talusan's first book, The Body Papers, is a New York Times Editors' Choice selection, a Must-Read for the Massachusetts Book Awards, and winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. Born in the Philippines and raised in New England, she graduated from Tufts University and the MFA Program in Writing at UC Irvine. She received a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She taught writing for many years at Tufts and Grub Street. Currently, Talusan is the Fannie Hurst writer in residence at Brandeis University.


Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 12:30 p.m.

Luisa Igloria, Festival Co-director, welcomed the audience, giving thanks to all those who helped make the Literary Festival happen during the time of Covid. Igloria invited third year MFA non-fiction writer Roudri Bandyopadhyay to introduce Grace Talusan.

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