Two award-winning authors are hopping on our Facebook page for a conversation. Join us on April 23, 7pm as Gina Apostol and Glenn Diaz talk about Gina's books, and bits about the Philippine history.
Gina Apostol's fourth novel, Insurrecto, was named by Publishers' Weekly one of the Ten Best Books of 2018, selected as an Editor's Choice of the NYT, and shortlisted for the Dayton Prize. The New York Times calls Insurrecto "a bravura performance...Apostol is a magician with language (think Borges, think Nabokov)...." Her third book, Gun Dealers' Daughter, won the 2013 PEN/Open Book Award. Her first two novels, Bibliolepsy and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, both won the Juan Laya Prize for the Novel (Philippine National Book Award). Her most recent work uses her research on the Philippine-American War to cast a lens on our contemporary times. She was a fellow at Civitella Ranieri in Umbria, Italy, and the Emily Harvey Foundation, among other fellowships. Her essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Foreign Policy, Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review, and others. She lives in New York City and western Massachusetts and grew up in Tacloban, Leyte, in the Philippines. She teaches at the Fieldston School in New York City.
Find her online at: Website
Glenn Diaz's first book The Quiet Ones won the 2017 Palanca Grand Prize and the Philippine National Book Award. His second novel "Yñiga" was shortlisted for the 2020 Novel Prize. Born and raised in Manila, he is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Adelaide in Australia.
When and where is the event?
The event will be on April 23, 7pm at Fully Booked Facebook Page.
What will happen in the event?
Gina Apostol and Glenn Diaz will discuss about Gina’s books Insurrecto, and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, her creative process, and some bits of Philippine History.
Is the event for free?
Do you have an exclusive promo for this event?
Yes, there will be an exclusive promo for this event, so make sure to follow us for more updates on this.
I can’t wait for the promo. Are the books available online already?
Yes, books are available at Fully Booked branches and our online store.
I am not sure I can attend the 7pm event on April 23. Can I still watch it?
Yes. You can still watch the conversation at Fully Booked Facebook Page.
This event is a partnership with Areté, the creativity and innovation hub of the Ateneo de Manila University, Areté provides the space and freedom for groups from different fields and persuasions to create, collaborate on, and share knowledge, skills, and practices.
Currently, Areté is releasing programs through Areté Connect: an online portal where you can access their programs no matter where you are. Areté Connect has programs such as the Ateneo Magisterial Lecture series, Sadaang Salaysay Podcast, Quick Think, Our Way Forward, Areté in Motion, and Areté Makerspace.
Visit their website, arete.ateneo.edu, their youtube channel, and follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter: @AretéAteneo to access their programs for free."
Histories and personalities collide in this literary tour-de-force about the Philippines’ present and America’s past by the PEN Open Book Award–winning author of Gun Dealers’ Daughter.
Two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, go on a road trip in Duterte’s Philippines, collaborating and clashing in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the Philippine-American War. Chiara is working on a film about an incident in Balangiga, Samar, in 1901, when Filipino revolutionaries attacked an American garrison, and in retaliation American soldiers created “a howling wilderness” of the surrounding countryside. Magsalin reads Chiara’s film script and writes her own version. Insurrecto contains within its dramatic action two rival scripts from the filmmaker and the translator—one about a white photographer, the other about a Filipino schoolteacher.
Get Insurrecto (Paperback) by Gina Apostol and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More
In telling the contested and fragmentary story of Mata, Apostol finds new ways to depict the violence of the Spanish colonial era, and to reimagine the nation s great writer, Jose Rizal, who was executed by the Spanish for his revolutionary activities, and is considered by many to be the father of Philippine independence. The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata offers an intoxicating blend of fact and fiction, uncovering lost histories while building dazzling, anarchic modes of narrative.
Get The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, Export Edition (Paperback) by Gina Apostol and other contemporary fiction books online and at Fully Booked bookstore branches in the Philippines.Learn More