Category Archives: Author Feature

Smaller and Smaller Circles (Interview + Giveaway)

It was in 2013 when I first encountered the crime-solving Jesuit Fr. Gus Saenz in the anthology “Manila Noir,” where he appears in the story “Comforter of the Afflicted.” Not that he needed further introduction. I was in college when … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: All About the Philippines

I knew I’d be out of town for the launch of “All About the Philippines” (2 pm, Aug 15 at National Book Store Glorietta), so I took the opportunity of talking to the author and illustrator — Gidget Jimenez and … Continue reading

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Leigh Bardugo in Manila (+giveaway!)

(event photo via National Book Store) I had only started reading the Grisha trilogy a few days before I was scheduled to interview YA author Leigh Bardugo. I always try to read at least one book before an author interview (more when … Continue reading

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E. Lockhart in Manila (+giveaway!)

NYT Bestselling YA author E. Lockhart was in the country this weekend on her book-signing tour, and I was glad for the opportunity to meet her, because her books  had been keeping me awake in the middle of the night over … Continue reading

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Flippers meet F. Sionil Jose

We finally concluded our Rosales Saga read-along last Saturday over at Solidaridad Book Shop, with no less than the author, National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose. Armed with a bunch of snacks and stacks of books, we found ourselves holed up … Continue reading

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