Sunisa Manning was born and raised in Bangkok. Her mother is Thai and her father is American.
Sunisa has received residencies from the Hambidge Center and Hedgebrook. She was a 2015-16 Affiliate Artist at Headlands Center for the Arts, and got her MFA from VCFA and BA from Brown University.
Her stories and essays have appeared or are forthcoming from The Rumpus, Prairie Schooner, Cargo Literary Review, Atlas and Alice and LitroNY. Her story in Atlas and Alice was picked by the Ploughshares Blog as the best short story they read that week. Here is her interview for the Writing Like An Asian blog.
Sunisa lives in the Bay Area, where she teaches at Berkeley City College.