Grace Talusan is author of the memoir “The Body Papers” (April 2019), winner of the 2017 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for Nonfiction. She was born in the Philippines and came to the U.S. with her parents at age two. 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.