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Found in translation

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

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 »

Glory days

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 »

Fiction Nation

TWIN TOWERS: Lacuesta (left) and Alfar intend to establish a yearly tradition of excellent writing (PDI Photo/Andrew Tadalan)

When you listen to Dean Francis Alfar and Angelo R. Lacuesta talk about the short story, it seems like it’s a precious metal that’s grown increasingly rare and harder to mine.

Posted: January 4th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Transformed by Imagination

INTO THE FOLD: Tejido surrounded by his cardboard creations (PDI Photo/Arnold Almacen)

Jomike Tejido is essentially a transformer. He was enthralled by the paradox of one object twisting and turning until it becomes a totally different object. It was an obsession that changed him.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »