Lysley Tenorio

Lysley Tenorio

Fellow: Awarded 2022
Field of Study: Fiction

Competition: US & Canada

Lysley Tenorio is the author of the story collection Monstress, named a book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle, and the novel The Son of Good Fortune, winner of the New American Voices Award from the Institute for Immigration Research. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Ploughshares, and his honors include a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Whiting Award, a Stegner fellowship, a Pushcart Prize, the Edmund White Award, the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Radcliffe Fellowship from Harvard University, as well as residencies from MacDowell, Yaddo, the James Merrill House, and the Bogliasco Foundation. His stories have been adapted for the stage by The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and the Ma-Yi Theater in New York City, and The Son of Good Fortune is being developed into a comedy series by Riz Ahmed and Lulu Wang for Amazon. Born in the Philippines, he lives in San Francisco, and is a professor at Saint Mary’s College of California.

Photo Credit: Laura Bianchi

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