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Amy Tan is a rock star


Amy Tan is a rock star—and not just because she sings with the literary rock band Rock Bottom Remainders in a dominatrix outfit.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Super | Read More »

Seriously scary stuff

THE FRIGHTENER: Author Madeleine

Of all the international authors that National Book Store has flown in, it’s Madeleine Roux whose works are so scary we couldn’t finish reading them.

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

You can still go to the Philippine Literary Festival

Oscar Campomanes on Immigrant Writers (Buenavista); Menchu Aquino-Sarmiento, Nikki Alfar, Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta on Short Fiction by Women (Namayan); Dr. Bienvenido Lumbera on How Pop Can Regional Literatures Be? (Ballroom 1)

Posted: October 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Super | Read More »

Make way for the new ‘Queen’


Over the last two decades, the multiple universes of Young Adult (YA) literature have provided a new generation of readers—and more—a whole slew of compelling settings in various moods.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

At Bellagio Center in Italy: A writer’s month by the lake


In 2003, my first short-story collection, “Daisy Nueve,” was published by Anvil and got a citation from the Manila Critics Circle. F. Sionil José, National Artist for Literature and founder of the Philippine Center of PEN International, urged me to apply for a Rockefeller Foundation Residency at the Bellagio Center by Lake Como in Northern Italy.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »