Genevieve DeGuzman

Editor and Writer in Portland, Oregon

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||| “The universe is made of stories, not of atoms.”

― Muriel Rukeyser |||

Genevieve DeGuzman writes stories that mix psychological realism with the surreal, fabulist, and fantastical. Her fiction and poetry appear or are forthcoming in Indigo Lit, LONTAR, Liminality, and AJ (now Tablet). She is a winner of the Oregon Poetry Association’s New Poets Contest (2017, 2nd place, selected by Lisa Allen Ortiz), has been awarded a literary arts residency at Can Serrat (2017) in El Bruc, Spain, and has been invited to Vermont Studio Center and Playa Summer Lake.

In her professional life, Genevieve has been a Jane-of-all-trades, working in communications, international development, and economics research for more than a decade, first at Bloomberg L.P. and the United Nations in New York City, and then later at the Asian Development Bank and Innovations for Poverty Action in Manila, Tokyo, and across Asia. She has been awarded grants and fellowships from the Getty Foundation and the Tokyo Foundation for her academic work. Her research has been published in economics and business journals and in books from Anthem Press, Edward Elgar Press, and Palgrave MacMillan.

As a freelance writer, Genevieve published articles in DeskMag, SocialEarth, WeCreateNYC, Venture Beat, UC-Berkeley’s Greater Good, and Shareable Magazine. She was the co-founder and managing editor of Night Owls Press, an independent small press that published nine books from 2011 to 2017 and launched the short-lived but much loved Turn of Phrase ESL gamebook series for the English language market. She is also the co-author of WORKING IN THE UNOFFICE, one of the first books to chronicle the global coworking movement.

Genevieve graduated from Columbia University with dual degrees in English and Economics and has a Masters in Economics of Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has recently completed writing workshops at the University of Iowa International Writing Program.

Genevieve currently lives in Portland, Oregon where she is working on her first novel and on perfecting her hygge.

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  • Work
    • freelance
  • Education
    • Columbia University
    • Teachers College, Columbia University
    • University of Iowa