Brian Ascalon Roley is a professor and award-winning author of multiracial Filipino-American descent.
His books include the award-winning AMERICAN SON: A Novel (W.W. Norton; Christian Bourgois Editeur), which was a Los Angeles Times Best Book, New York Times Editor's Choice and Notable Book of the Year, Kiriyama Pacific Rim Prize finalist, and winner of the 2003 Association of Asian American Studies Literature Award, among other honors. His work was also featured in the California Council for the Humanities statewide reading campaign of 2004 (involving libraries, book groups and classrooms across the state), and continues to be taught in classrooms at many high schools and universities across the country and internationally.
His work has been supported by fellowships and awards from the University of Cambridge, Cornell University, the Ohio Arts Council, the Djerassi Foundation, Ragdale and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Currently he is Professor of English at Miami University and spends most of his time with his family in Cincinnati and California..
His story collection, THE LAST MISTRESS OF JOSE RIZAL & Other Stories was published by Northwestern University Press in 2016.
He received an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for his current book project.