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Immigrant Prize Winner Grace Talusan at Elliott Bay Bookstore

  • The Elliott Bay Book Company 1521 10th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

Join Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing winner Grace Talusan as she launches her memoir The Body Papers at Elliott Bay bookstore in Seattle on March 18, 2019. Grace will be in conversation with Seattle author Donna Miscolta.

Grace Talusan was born in the Philippines and raised in New England. A graduate of Tufts University and the MFA Program in Writing at UC Irvine, she is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Talusan teaches the Essay Incubator at GrubStreet and at the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts. She is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University for 2019–2021. The Body Papers, winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing, is her first book.

Donna Miscolta’s story collection Hola and Goodbye, winner of the Doris Bakwin Award for Writing by a Woman, was published by Carolina Wren Press in 2016. It won an Independent Publishers award for Best Regional Fiction and an International Latino Book Award for Best Latino Focused Fiction. She’s also the author of the novel When the de la Cruz Family Danced published in 2011. Recent stories and essays have appeared in The Fourth RiverCascadia MagazineMossBlood Orange Review, and Seattle Review of Books. Her work has been supported by grants and fellowships from 4Culture, Artist Trust, Bread Loaf/Rona Jaffe Foundation, Jack Straw Foundation, and Seattle Office of Arts and Culture. She has been awarded residencies at Hedgebrook, Ragdale, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and several other places. She recently retired after thirty years of service as a project manager in county government. She writes a monthly blog at

Where: The Elliott Bay Book Company

When: March 18, 7:00 PM