Illuminations Authors Reading: Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers (Restless Books forthcoming 2019)
Department: EnglishDate and Time: April 25, 2019 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Event Location: HG 1030
Illuminations Authors Reading
Grace Talusan, author of The Body Papers (Restless Books forthcoming 2019)
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Grace Talusan has been named the winner of the 2017 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for her book The Body Papers. In their citation, the judges called The Body Papers "a remarkable memoir" that trains "an unflinching eye on the most delicate and fraught contours of her own life as an immigrant and survivor of trauma and illness.... The Body Papers may be Grace Talusan’s debut, but it is the considered, artful work of one who has been processing these experiences with the diligence and courage of a true writer." Talusan is a Fulbright Fellow and a graduate of the MFA Program in Writing at the University of California, Irvine.