Anthony went onto Stanford where he helped write, illustrate, and publish two graphic novels through The Stanford Graphic Novel Project. He also served as the editor-in-chief of The Stanford Chaparral Humor Magazine, hosted Stanford’s comedy open mic, and spent a summer in Los Angeles and New York City performing as a standup comedian. After graduating from college, Anthony taught literature and writing at The Urban School of San Francisco and Next Generation Scholars, a college-access nonprofit that serves low-income students. He was particularly proud of helping first-generation students earn admission and scholarships to several prestigious universities, including his own alma mater.
A Kundiman and Lambda Fellow, Anthony completed his MFA in fiction at Syracuse University in the spring of 2020. There he was a University Fellow and won the Joyce Carol Oates Award in Fiction. His debut story collection, Afterparties, is forthcoming from Ecco/HarperCollins in summer 2021, and he was at work on a novel about three Cambodian-American cousins—a rapper, a standup comedian, and an illustrator. His fiction was published in The New Yorker, n+1, Granta, and Zyzzyva, while his comics appeared in Hobart and Nashville Review.
We will carry Anthony with us always. ∎