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About the Author

For more information about the One Book, One San Diego program, including a list of events around the 2014 selections for adults, teens and kids, visit This discussion guide was created by Lysley Tenorio.

About the Author

This year, the One Book, One San Diego selection is a collection of short stories called "Monstress," by San Diego native, Lysley Tenorio.

Tenorio said he was thrilled to be the 2014 pick.

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.

See the following KPBS stories for interviews with Lysley Tenorio:

Midday Edition Interview with Lysley Tenorio

2014 One Book Announcement

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