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Sunil Yapa

Author, YOUR HEART IS A MUSCLE THE SIZE OF A FIST
Woodstock, NY
Sunil Yapa’s debut novel Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist is the lead title for Lee Boudreaux’s eponymous new imprint, Lee Boudreaux Books at Little, Brown & Company. The publication date is January 2016. 

Sunil Yapa holds a BA in economic geography from Penn State University, and received his MFA in Fiction from Hunter College in New York City in 2010, where he worked with Peter Carey, Colum McCann, Claire Messud, and Nathan Englander. He has also attended the University of Houston MFA and The London Film School. While at Hunter, he was twice selected as a Hertog Fellow, and worked as a research assistant for Zadie Smith (Changing My Mind), as well as Ben Marcus (The Flame Alphabet). He is the recipient of the 2010 Asian American Short Story Award, sponsored by Hyphen Magazine and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York, and has received scholarships to The New York State Summer Writers’ Institute, The Norman Mailer Writers’ Center in Provincetown, and The Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference.  His writing has appeared in American Short Fiction, The Margins, Hyphen Magazine, The Tottenville Review, Pindeldyboz: Stories that Defy Classification, and others. Yapa has lived around the world, including time living in Greece, Guatemala, Chile, Argentina, China, and India, as well as, London, Montreal, and New York City.