Marianne Villanueva was born and raised in the Philippines. She received a fellowship to Stanford’s Creative Writing Program, and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes, teaches, and blogs about books at anthropologist.wordpress.com
Marianne was a writer in residence at the Mendocino Art Center, a winner of the Juked Fiction Prize and a two-time recipient of the California Arts Council Literary Fellowship. Her novella, Jenalyn, was a finalist for the UK’s Saboteur Award. Her work has been included in numerous anthologies, including Manila Noir, edited by Jessica Hagedorn, MsAligned 3 (University of Hawai’i), and Growing Up Filipino, edited by Cecilia Brainard.
She has published three collections of short stories: Ginseng and Other Tales from Manila, Mayor of the Roses, and The Lost Language.