Donna Miscolta and I did an interview after the publication of her first book (Signal 8 Press, 2011), a novel dealing with a Filipino’s immigration to the United Sates and his subsequent family life in Southern California. The interview is available on this website, The Author of When the de la Cruz Family Danced. There’s also an accompanying video. The opening story in her newly released story collection, Hola and Goodbye (Carolina Wren Press, November 2016), recently appeared online in Kweli Journal.“Lupita and the Lone Ranger” depicts a telling event in the life of a Mexican immigrant to California. Click …
In Part 1 of this interview, Susan Quimpo talks about her family’s activism during martial law and the initial impetus for the memoir. In Part 2 she continues with a description of writing the book and her own life afterwards. Susan’s story At first I wrote two chapters. Then I went for two master’s degrees, one in Asian Studies and the other in journalism. For my journalism class I wrote about the family and martial law. I thought if I could make my narrative comprehensible to Americans, who knew little about the Philippines under martial law except the name Marcos, …
Author interview with Susan Quimpo, editor and co-author of the family memoir “Subversive Lives,” which tells the story of an anti-Marcos activist family during martial law.
This post is a condensation of the speeches made at the launch of “The Rise of the Pinoy” by Mike Grogan, a motivational self-help book about Filipinos who have found success in helping others. It is available at Fully Booked.
June 30-July 3 Meganon Comics will be attending the Global Pinoy Bazaar at Glorietta Activity Center, Makati. This interview with Filipino graphic novelist Paolo Herras provides something of an introduction to this new art form in the Philippines.
This is an interview with Collis H. Davis, Jr., the photographer and independent documentary filmmaker who collaborated with historian Charles Hubbard on a book called “Corregidor in Peace and War,” published in 2007 by the University of Missouri Press. Gorregidor is an island at the mouth of Manila Bay with interesting historical pieces and a lovely scenery.
This is an interview with author Andrea Pasion-Flores on her short story collection, “For Love and Kisses.” The focus is on the Filipino culture in which these character-driven stories are firmly grounded.
This is a recent interview with the only literary agent in the Philippines, an author who holds an MA in creative writing and who is also a copyright lawyer.
This is a 2013 interview with Filipino-American writer Lysley Tenorio about his short story collection “Monstress” as well as his creative process. Each of these eight stories has a satisfying fullness, and the collection has a novel-like breadth. It really dives into the Filipino-American cultural divide, particularly on an emotional level.
This is a 2011 interview with Donna Miscolta, author of “When the de la Cruz Family Danced,” a recently published novel about immigration from the Philippines and life in Southern California.