• has written nine books and edited eight
other titles, including the landmark Ladlad
series of gay literature.
• He taught English and Literature at Ateneo
de Manila University before taking early
retirement to work as a Communications
Analyst at the United Nations
• He is now the Head of Research and Desk
Manager of TV5, where he also co-hosts a
weekly TV show and a daily radio show. He
studied at Ateneo de Manila University,
University of the Philippines, University of
Stirling (U.K.) and Rutgers University
• Awarded, among others, the
National Book Critics Circle
Award and the International
IMPAC Dublin and Lannan
Literary Awards for The Known
World; he also received a
MacArthur Fellowship in 2004.
• His first collection of stories, Lost
in the City, won the
PEN/Hemingway Award and was
shortlisted for the National Book
Award. His most recent book is
All Aunt Hagar's Children. He
lives in Washington, D.C.
• is an author of short stories, personal essays,
and scholarly articles. Her stories and essays
have won the Carlos Palanca Memorial
Awards, the Philippines Free Press Literary
Award, the Nick Joaquin Literary Award, and
the CCP Gantimpalang Ani. Her two books of
fiction have received the National Book
Award from the Manila Critics Circle. She
recently won the NCCA Writer's Prize for a
third collection of short stories, entitled
‘Island of the Disappeared'.
• She teaches Philippine literature and
creative writing at the University of the
Philippines Diliman, where she finished a
doctorate in Philippine Studies.
• She has been Fulbright Visiting Professor
twice, a Ford Foundation Country Scholar for
Southeast Asian Literature, a British Council
Center scholar to Oxford University, and a
writer-in-residence in Lavigny, Switzerland.
• Essayist and scholar, RESIL B.
MOJARES authored such award-
winning books as Origins and Rise of
the Filipino Novel (1979), Theater in
Society, Society in Theater (1985),
House of Memory (1997 ), Waiting
for Mariang Makiling (2002), and
Brains of the Nation (2006). He has
served as visiting professor in
Philippine Studies at universities in
Japan, Singapore, and the United
States. Long-time member of the
Manila Critics Circle, he is currently
general editor of the Ramon
Magsaysay Award Foundation and
professor emeritus at the University
of San Carlos in Cebu City
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