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2015 Rome Prize Recipient!

10/14/2015 – Lysley Tenorio (Fiction MFA ’98), a recipient of the Rome Prize in literature by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, just began a year-long fellowship at the American Academy in Rome. The Rome Prize is awarded to about thirty “emerging artists and scholars who represent the highest standard of excellence and who are in the early or middle stages of their lives.” Congratulations, Lysley!

For more about the Rome Prize, click here.

For a list of current Rome Prize Fellows and Projects, click here.


Book - Monstress (Tenorio)More news:

Two of Lysley’s stories from his book, Monstress, were adapted for the stage by the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, and shown at ACT’s Strand Theater in downtown San Francisco.

His book, Monstress, was the 2014 selection for One Book One San Diego, selected from over 800 nominated books.

In 2014, Lysley was named the inaugural Paris Review Writer in Residence, and did a three week residency at The Standard Hotel East Village in New York City.


Pic - Tenorio, Lysley (2015)Lysley Tenorio is the author of short story collection, Monstress. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Zoetrope: All-Story, and Ploughshares. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University and a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University, he has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony, and is the winner of a Pushcart Prize, a Whiting Writers Award, and most recently, the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Born in the Philippines, he lives in San Francisco, and is a Professor in the English Department and MFA Program in Creative Writing at Saint Mary’s College of California.

For more about Lysley and his short story collection, click here.

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