Thursday, April 29, 2004

Philippine National Artist Nick Joaquin passed away this morning in his home in San Juan. He suffered a heart attack. [more]

Posted by Manuel [Nick Joaquin Dies]

Monday, April 26, 2004

"The Toyota overheats," explained the driver, "because the auxiliary fan doesn't run." [more]

Posted by Manuel [Overheating Toyota]

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." [more]

Posted by Manuel [Philippine Literature > Dean Francis Alfar]