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Nick Joaquin’s new book, ‘Gotita de Dragon and Other Stories,’ off the press

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On the occasion of the 10th death anniversary on April 29 and the 97th birth anniversary on May 4 of National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin, Anvil Publishing has released “Gotita de Dragon and Other Stories,” an anthology of five short stories for young adults which re-imagine Philippine folk tales.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Writer David Levithan on LGBT books for the young

This undated photo provided by Scholastic shows author, David Levithan, posing for a photo in New York City. Levithan last year marked the 10th anniversary of his "Boy Meets Boy," a romantic teen comedy where the homecoming queen was once a guy and the gay-straight alliance was aimed at helping the straight kids learn how to dance. Levithan, also publisher and editorial director at Scholastic, offers his insights into parenting and books on LGBTQ-related themes for young people during an interview with Associated Press.   AP

Writer David Levithan last year marked the 10th anniversary of his “Boy Meets Boy,” a romantic teen comedy where the homecoming queen was once a guy and the gay-straight alliance was aimed at helping the straight kids learn how to dance.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

KWF confab in Vigan tackles future of Ilocano language

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MENA Pecson Crisologo’s dramas, published as a book

Ilocanos have brought their language to different corners of the world, notably Hawaii where there’s an active branch of the Gunglo Dagiti Mannurat nga Ilokano iti Filipinas (Gumil) writers group.

Posted: June 16th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Mandela aide’s memoir set to ruffle feathers

South Africa's former President Nelson Mandela (L) with Zelda la Grange.  AFP FILE PHOTO

Nelson Mandela’s widow was treated badly by members of his family as the peace icon was fighting for his life in hospital, excerpts from a memoir by his long-time aide have revealed.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Chile: more tests requested in Neruda death probe

Pablo Neruda AFP FILE PHOTO

A Chilean judge isn’t ready to close the probe into the mysterious death of Chilean Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda four decades ago.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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