Alex Tizon, Filipino-born American journalist and author, Died at 57


Alex Tizon was born on October 30, 1959, in Manila, Philippines and died on March 23, 2017, in Eugene, Oregon.

He was an American author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

Tizon’s book Big Little Man, a memoir and cultural history, explores themes related to race, masculinity, and personal identity.

Tizon taught at the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication.

He was the second of nine children.

Tizon immigrated with his family in 1964 as part of the first big wave of Asian immigration to the United States in the modern era.

Tizon’s childhood was marked by financial hardship and constant moving.

While he was in twelve grades, Tizon attended eight schools from Honolulu to New York City.

Tizon’s earned degrees from the University of Oregon and Stanford.

Alex Tizon passed away at 57 years old.