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04/18/2012: Lysley Tenorio's Monstress at USF

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Via USF's Center for the Pacific Rim: Wednesday - April 18, 2012 - 5:45 PM USF Main Campus, Fromm Hall Enter from Parker Street between Golden Gate & Fulton monstressMonstress An interview and book signing with author Lysley Tenorio 

The New York Times reports that Tenorio's stories "announce the debut of an electric literary talent. Brilliantly quirky, often moving, always gorgeously told, these are tales of big-hearted misfits... Bravo for this fabulous American fiction." Other critics call them luminous, bold.

Born during an earthquake in the Philippines; his six siblings wanted him named Lindol - Tagalog for quake. Instead his parents chose Lysley and moved the family to San Francisco, an urban paradise for immigrants. Here he found his literary roots, honing his writing skill through UC Berkeley and later awards such as the Stegner Fellowship at Stanford and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Dr Patrick Hatcher of the Center will conduct the interview. Free and open to the public, For reservations call (415) 422-6828.

Cosponsored by USF's Asian Studies Program, Yuchengco Philippine Studies Program, and Asian American Studies Program.