Philippine Literature > Dean Francis Alfar

Here's another addition to the Philippine Literature list of Filipino writers and illustrators: Dean Francis Alfar.

"Dean Francis Alfar is a five-time Palanca awardee, a contributor to the National Book Award-winning comic book anthology Isaw, Atbp., and was a fellow at the Silliman and U.P. creative writing workshops. His first internationally-published short story was chosen for inclusion in The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, edited by Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin Grant, and published by St. Martin's Press. He is a playwright, a fictionist, and a scriptwriter, but adamantly denies being a poet, despite having written some really quite decent verse."

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Dean lives in the Philippines with his wife Nikki and their daughter Sage. Check out Dean's blog at, which features some of his work, including links to three of his award-winning plays.

Dean runs his own Integrated Marketing Company, Kestrel IMC.

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L'Aquilone du Estrellas (The Kite of Stars) (By Dean Francis Alfar, illustration by Hal Hefner)
"The night when she thought she would finally be a star, Maria Isabella du'l Cielo struggled to calm the trembling of her hands, reached over to cut the tether that tied her to the ground, and thought of that morning many years before when she'd first caught a glimpse of Lorenzo du Vicenzio ei Salvadore: tall, thick-browed and handsome, his eyes closed, oblivious to the cacophony of the accident waiting to occur around him."

Photos of Dean Francis Alfar (Gerry Alanguilan's Komikero Comics Journal)

[ First posted on 04/26/2004 by Manuel Viloria ]

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