Monstress Named One of the Best Fiction Books of the Year by LA Public Library

The Los Angeles Public Library names professor of fiction Lysley Tenorio's Monstress one of the best fiction books of the year.

Monstress Named One of Top 20 Overlooked Books in 2012


Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program Professor Lysley Tenorio's book, Monstress was selected by Slate as one of the top 20 overlooked books you should've read for 2012.

MFA Open House and Happy Hour

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Thu, 01/24/2013 - 18:00 to 19:30

Please join us for an MFA Open House Happy Hour with wine, cheese, and music!

MFA Open House Happy Hour

Date & Time 
Thu, 01/24/2013 - 18:00 to 19:00
Please join us for a MFA Open House Happy Hour with wine, cheese, and music!  Have questions about the application process or the MFA program in general?  Alumni of our program will be on site to tell you about their student experience and let you know how their MFA influenced their lives after graduation.  Professors Marilyn Abildskov (creative nonfiction), Brenda Hillman (poetry), and Lysley Tenorio (fiction) will also be there to answer your questions.  

Huffington Post Goes One on One with SMC's Lysley Tenorio

The Huffington Post profiled Saint Mary's English Professor, and acclaimed author of "Monstress," Lysley Tenorio.

Professor Lysley Tenorio Champions Misfits

[Tenorio's] debut short story collection, "Monstress," binds together eight tales of isolated misfits in San Francisco and the Philippines dreaming and scheming their way to impossible glory.

NPR Taps Lysley Tenorio for Book Review on "All Things Considered"

Saint Mary's English professor Lysley Tenorio recently garnered national attention as a guest book reviewer on NPR's "All Things Considered." Tenorio, who has seen recent success with glowing reviews of his own new book Monstress, decided to examine the theme of failure in "Try And Try

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