Catch our special online conversations with these award- winning Filipino authors on Fully Booked Facebook Page.
Joel Donato Ching Jacob is the author of Wing of the Locust, 2018 Scholastic Asian Book Award winner and 2021 Singapore Book Award finalist. His story, Artifacts from the Parent, is also Editor's Choice for Best Asian Short Stories 2019. Jacob is a fellow for Clarion West 2021. He is awarded 2021 Ani ng Dangal for Literature. He lives in Bay, Laguna with his mother and dogs.
Joel will ibe interviewed by Vida Cruz, a Filipina fantasy and science fiction writer, editor, artist, tarot reader, and conrunner. Her short fiction has been published or is forthcoming from Strange Horizons, PodCastle, Expanded Horizons, and various anthologies. She has been nominated, longlisted, and recommended for the Hugo Award, the British Science Fiction Award, and the James Tiptree Jr. (now Otherwise) Award. She was a 2018 Tiptree Fellow and in 2019, she published her first fantasy short story collection, Beyond the Line of Trees. Currently, she’s a freelance book editor with The Darling Axe and is co-director of FiyahCon Fringe under the larger umbrella of FIYAHCON, a BIPOC-centered convention for science fiction and fantasy readers and writers.
Erin Entrada Kelly received the 2018 Newbery Medal for Hello, Universe, a 2021 Newbery Honor for We Dream of Space, the 2017 APALA Award for The Land of Forgotten Girls, and the 2016 Golden Kite Honor Award for Blackbird Fly, among other honors. She is also the author and illustrator of the Maybe Maybe Marisol Rainey series. She is a New York Times bestseller whose work has been translated into several languages. Her fifth book, Lalani of the Distant Sea, was a finalist for the 2020 Mythopoeic Award for Children’s Fantasy and was named one of the best books of the year by the New York Public Library, The Horn Book, Booklist, BookPage, and others.
Erin will be interviewed by Cyan Abad- Jugo. Cyan Abad-Jugo took her master’s in Children’s Literature at Simmons College, Boston, and is currently pursuing a PhD in English Studies: Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines. Her first book, Father and Daughter: The Figures of Our Speech, was a joint project with father Gémino H. Abad (Anvil 1996). This was followed by a collection of short fiction called Sweet Summer and Other Stories (UP Press 2004). Her most recent book, Leaf and Shadow: Stories About Some Friendly Creatures (Anvil 2008), includes her children’s story “Behind The Old Aparador” which won second place at the Carlos Memorial Palanca Awards in 2003.
Norma Olizon-Chikiamco is a feature writer, food writer and author of children’s books. Her book, Pan de Sal Saves the Day won first prize in the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. Her other awards include an Outstanding Journalism Award from the Australian-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and a National Book Award from the Manila Critics Circle. She has also written a series of cookbooks on Filipino Cuisine.
A chat with the creators of upcoming graphic novel Blackblood on the collaborative process of writer and artist in creating graphic novels.
Phu Vuong is a graphic novel author from Dallas, Texas. His works are heavily influenced by Shonen manga such as FMA, Ippo, and Haikyu! Outside of writing, he works as a dentist in Sulphur Springs, TX.
Isa Enriquez is a comic book artist from Quezon City and was inspired to go into art by manga and video games from childhood. She likes reading, history, and videogames--and is currently on a wuxia-watching spree.
The conversation will be moderated by Cat Aquino, a Filipina writer and researcher. She is currently writing a graphic novel entitled Champion of the Rose, illustrated by Dominique Duran.