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Found in translation


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NEW EDITION: Precious Pages’ Edith Garcia and Jun Matias. KIMBERLY DE LA CRUZ

Wherever he went, Segundo “Jun” Matias Jr. couldn’t help but notice how he could easily find local translations of international bestsellers.

Posted: August 3rd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The (Literary) agent’s life


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PDI Photo/Alanah Torralba

Growing up surrounded by books, Andrea Pasion-Flores seemed destined to work with books. What was perhaps unexpected was just how deeply involved she was going to be in the field. The award-winning fictionist and currently the only Filipino literary agent has been making literature as well as representing it.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Shelf Lives


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A comfortable perch at Mt Cloud. EV Espiritu/Inquirer Northern Luzon

Paper cranes hang in the crisp morning air, held aloft by almost-invisible strings in the window. The light hits the rest of the room, where books stand next to more books. A comfortable wooden chair stands in the center. There’s a selection of books on Baguio against the wall, and a cove of children’s books in a corner.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Glory days


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Among the cage stars in the book are (clockwise from top left) Marc Pingris, Japeth Aguilar, Jimmy Alapag and Jayson Castro (Contributed photos)

It was a step towards greatness. On Aug. 10, 2013, the Philippines rejoined the ranks of the world’s basketball elite, an achievement that resonated in a nation addicted to basketball. To do so, the team, known as Gilas Pilipinas, had to overcome the team that had emerged as its nemesis in international play through the years: Korea. Bucking the odds and in front of a frenzied home crowd, Gilas did just that, winning 86-79, ensuring the team of at least a second place finish and one of three slots to the basketball World Cup in Spain in 2014.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

The (Funny) Book of Love


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Capili

Everything becomes a story for Noreen Capili. Everything. The thirtysomething writer has lived an eventful life that’s been transmuted into funny, insightful stories—and that’s just as Noringai, the nom de plume she uses in her popular blog and best-selling collection of essays, “Parang Kayo Pero Hindi.”

Posted: February 2nd, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

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