Lysley A. Tenorio (born Olongapo City, Philippines) is a Filipino-American short story writer.

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 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, he lives in San Francisco, and is an associate professor at Saint Mary’s College of California.

He is currently working on a novel.




  • The View from Culion: Stories, University of Oregon, 1998 (Thesis/Dissertation manuscript)
  • Monstress, Ecco, 2012


  • Charles Baxter, John Kulka, Natalie Danford, eds. (2001). Best New American voices 2001. Harcourt. ISBN 978-0-15-601065-8.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
  • Barbara Kingsolver, Katrina Kenison, eds. (2001). The Best American Short Stories. Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 978-0-395-92688-8.CS1 maint: uses editors parameter (link)
  • Jessica Hagedorn, ed. (2013). Manila Noir. Akashic Books. ISBN 978-1-61775-160-8.


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