(Photo by Alonso Nichols)

Grace Talusan is a writer and writing teacher. As a child, she immigrated to the United States from the Philippines with her parents. She grew up in New England with a strong Boston accent and enjoyed an all-American childhood. She has published essays, longform journalism, fiction and book reviews in Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Boston Magazine, Boston Globe, The Rumpus, and many others. She has degrees in English from Tufts University and the University of California, Irvine. Her writing has been supported by the Fulbright, Hedgbrook, Ragdale, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and others. She teaches writing at Tufts University and Grub Street outside of Boston. Click here to view CV

(Philippine passport photo)