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Grace Talusan at Powell's Books Hawthorne with Alex Marzano-Lesnevich

  • Powell's Books 3723 SE Hawthorne Blvd. Portland, OR, 97214 United States (map)

Come hear Grace Talusan at Powell’s Books’ Hawthorne location on March 28th at 7:30 p.m. as she discusses her Immigrant Writing Prize–winning memoir The Body Papers with Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir.

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.

Alex Marzano-Lesnevich is the author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, receipient of the 2018 Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir and the 2018 Chautauqua Prize. Named one of the best books of the year by Entertainment Weekly,, Bustle, Book Riot, The Times of London, and The Guardian, it was an Indie Next Pick and a Junior Library Guild selection, long-listed for the Gordon Burn Prize, short-listed for the CWA Gold Dagger, and a finalist for a New England Book Award and a Goodreads Choice Award. It has been published in the US, the UK, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and Spain; translations are forthcoming in Turkey, Korea, Greece, Brazil, and France. The recipient of fellowships from The National Endowment for the Arts, MacDowell, and Yaddo, as well as a Rona Jaffe Award, they live in Portland, Maine and are an Assistant Professor of English at Bowdoin College.

Where: Powell’s Books on Hawthorne

When: March 28th at 7:30 p.m.