Reading Thursday, 20 September with Witi Ihimaera @ 9.15pm
Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork
Lysley Tenorio is the author of the story collection, Monstress, published by Ecco/HarperCollins. His stories have appeared in The Atlantic, Zoetrope: All-Story, Ploughshares, Manoa, The Chicago Tribune, and The Best New American Voices and Pushcart Prize anthologies. A former Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he is a recipient of a Whiting Writer’s Award, the Nelson Algren Award for Short Fiction, a National Magazine Award nomination, and has received many other fellowships. Born in the Philippines, he currently lives in San Francisco, and teaches at Saint Mary’s College of California. Monstress introduces a bold new writer who explores the clash and meld of disparate cultures. Tenorio reveals the lives of people on the outside looking in with rare skill, humour and deep understanding.
“Tenorio’s characters walk tightropes strung between the Philippines and America, between illusions and reality, between family ties and the need to strike out alone. Monstress is a wonderful read: poignant, imaginative, somehow sad and funny all at once.” – Anthony Doerr