Marianne Mercedes Manzler is a Filipina-American writer and teacher raised in the heartland of Cincinnati, Ohio. She has a BA in English from The Ohio State University and an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington, where she was awarded the Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction, held the distinguished Grace Milliman Pollock fellowship, organized several literary series, and served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Seattle Review.
She was recently named a fellowship finalist for the Jack Jones Literary Retreat, a prose finalist in Fourth Genre and New South's 2018 writing contests. Her writing has received support from the Vermont Studio Center, Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, The Ohio State University, and the U.S. Fulbright program.
Currently, she’s at work on Mercy, a memoir about illness, womanhood, and power explored through three generations of her matrilineal line. She lives in Denver, Colorado.