Grace Talusan’s first book, The Body Papers, is a New York Times Editors’ Choice selection, a Must-Read for the Massachusetts Book Awards, and the winner of the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing. She has published nonfiction in Brevity, Creative Nonfiction, Boston Magazine, Boston Globe, The Rumpus, and the New York Times with essays forthcoming in And We Came Outside and Saw the Stars Again: Writers from Around the World on the COVID-19 Pandemic edited by Ilan Stavans and Alone Together: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19 edited by Jennifer Haupt. She is the recipient of a U.S. Fulbright Fellowship to the Philippines and an Artist Fellowship Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. She taught writing for many years at Tufts University and Grub Street. Currently, Talusan is the Fannie Hurst Writer-in-Residence at Brandeis University. She lives outside of Boston with her husband.