Ex LibrisBy Ruel S. De Vera
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.”
Excerpts from Noreen Capili’s “Parang Kayo Pero Hindi”: “Parang Kayo Pero Hindi”
Ned Vizzini, a popular young adult author and television writer who wrote candidly and humorously about his struggles with depression, has committed suicide. He was 32.
Publication has been halted for a disputed book about the attack last year on a U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
INQUIRER.net columnist Benjamin Pimentel is launching his book “How My Sons Lost their Tagalog” on Friday , 5 p.m. at Faber Hall on the Ateneo’s Loyola Height campus.
By Cheche V. Moral
Kevin Kwan is right in quoting F. Scott Fitzgerald in his article for The Daily Beast, where I first heard of his novel, “Crazy Rich Asians”: “The rich are different from you and me.”
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
Leading American novelist John Irving blew into town in January 2011 and the Inquirer gals went gaga over him. He is now a senior citizen (born in 1942) but apparently still handsome and sexy, going by his flattering photo on Page 1 of this newspaper in the Jan. 11 issue that year. (Less flattering is the photo on his latest book, where he looks gaunt and shows his age.)
Not Quite ThereBy Chit Roces-Santos
At my book launch last month, relatives and friends, some of whom I hadn’t seen for some time, came out to fulfill their bounden duty. In fact, they actually bought copies and even joined the line for my autograph.
By Tatin Yang
It’s very easy to get lost in the dystopian world that young adult author Tahereh Mafi has created. Her first book, “Shatter Me,” introduces us to Juliette, a young woman who has been locked up in solitary confinement because of her otherworldly ability of killing people with just her touch.
By Mariel N. Francisco
In the time of People Power, on Dec. 5, 1987, a lively gathering was going on at the “in” place at that time, Limelight at the Remedios Circle. Political activists, socialites, artists, bohemians and academicians of all stripes had trooped to the fun district of Malate to toast and roast themselves in the launching of the book, “History of the Burgis.”
By Tatin Yang
The Inquirer was always a mainstay at our breakfast table when I was growing up. I would always remember to flip to the latest Young Blood, wanting to read the latest submission. Sometimes, a story would make me laugh, others would make me sad, still others would make me realize how lucky I am, while a few would haunt me for a week or two.