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.
By Grace Talusan
Grace Talusan’s critically acclaimed memoir The Body Papers, a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, powerfully explores the fraught contours of her own life as a Filipino immigrant and survivor of cancer and childhood abuse.
Hardcover List Price: $22.99 • ISBN: 9781632061836 • Publication: Apr 9, 2019 • Paperback List Price: $17.99 • ISBN: 9781632060242 • Publication: Mar 3, 2020 • 5" x 7.125" • 272 pages • Nonfiction: Memoir—Family / Trauma / Immigration / Filipino Culture / Survival Stories • Territory: World • eBook ISBN: 9781632061843
Also available as an audiobook: Tantor Media
Today, Publishers Weekly announced the winner of the 2017 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for Nonfiction: Grace Talusan, for her memoir The Body Papers. As detailed below in the judges' citation and author's statement about her book, The Body Papers is a brave, artful memoir about trauma, illness, and immigration as told through personal and official documentation. The book is scheduled to be published in the Fall of 2018.