Lysley Tenorio

Lysley Tenorio

Olongapo, Philippines

Lysley Tenorio’s stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Zoetrope: All-Story, Ploughshares, Manoa, and The Best New American Voices and Pushcart Prize anthologies. A Whiting Writer’s Award winner and a former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he has received fellowships from the University of Wisconsin, Phillips Exeter Academy, Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Born in the Philippines, Lysley currently lives in San Francisco, and is an associate professor at Saint Mary’s College of California.

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“...that breath of relief that there is someone in the world, finally, who understands what hurts you.”
Lysley Tenorio, Monstress

“I think I might understand the way time works: how its passing is impossible to see but when it's gone, you feel it.”
Lysley Tenorio, Monstress

“And this is the truth I don't want to know: that the ones who leave and the ones who get left keep living their lives, whatever the distance between. But not me. When I was outside in the night, I watched my family; I knew they were fine. When she thought she was alone, I watched Isa; I listened to her pray. For the rest of my life, I would be like this. It's the difference, I think, between all of them and me; even when I was gone, I was here.”
Lysley Tenorio, Monstress

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