Lysley Tenorio

Lysley Tenorio

Joseph Brodsky Rome Prize, a gift of the Drue Heinz Trust/American Academy of Arts and Letters
September 1, 2015–July 31, 2016
Profession
Associate Professor, MFA Program in Creative Writing, Department of English, Saint Mary’s College of California
Project title
Untitled Novel in Progress
Project description

While in Rome, I will continue work on my novel in progress, which focuses on the troubled relationship between a mother and son and deals with undocumented Filipinos living in California, Internet scam artists, Filipino rebel movements during World War II, and 1980s action films. The novel is under contract with Ecco/HarperCollins. I will also begin work on a second collection of short stories.