We’ve been so used to foreign authors writing our favorite books that it makes us wonder: Are there Filipino authors in 2018 who possess writing prowess? What do they write about? What are their books that are worth reading? Well, if you’re asking such questions, check out these Top 7 Filipino authors and the books they wrote!
#1 Dawn Lanuza
First on the list is budding poet and YA writer Dawn Lanuza. She comes up with her debut poetry collection The Last Time I’ll Write About You bound to be released on January 30th. We’re just so thrilled to read what some call the Filipino Lang Leav!
#2 Eros Atalia
Palanca Award-winning author Eros Atalia writes of the operations of evil in an extremely political landscape of the Philippines in his book Ang Ikatlong Anti-Kristo. This is perfect for anybody who wants to read a non-fiction and socially relevant work.
#3 John Jack G. Wigley
Lait (Pa More) Chronicles writer John Jack Wigley is back at it again with his comic observations he started in the first book! Talking of tales of his everyday experiences in the classroom, interactions with fellow commuters and kasambahay, and a lot more. This one’s what you need when things become too stressful and you need a good laugh!
#4 JB Tapia, Bow Guerrero, and Budjette Tan
We’re used to reading foreign mythologies and now it’s time to read one of our own! Tapia, Guerrero, and Tan writes a story of a supernatural entity that haunts Barang, Antipolo and special warriors are needed to stop it. Be prepared for some major chills in The Dark Colony Clasificado: The Grinning Niño of Barang!
#5 Agay Llanera
YA and coming-of-age writer Agay Llanera publishes another one of her stories and we suuuuuper love it! Choco Chip Hips narrates Jesse’s struggle between what she wants (dancing) and what she does (baking). Can she have both? Read and find out!
#6 Chuckberry Pascual
Guised in a fictional story, Chuckberry Pascual writes stories in Ang Nawawala to expose small-town murders, intrigues and controversies, romance, and theft. You might be wondering: Why is it entitled “Ang Nawawala”? That’s for you to discover. *wink*
#7 Carmen “Pinky” Valdes
Set to launch on January 20 in Glorietta 1 at 5 PM, Dr. Pinky Valdes’ Educating Women Leaders talks of the issues and achievements surrounding the education of young women. Three schools were examined to collect the inspiring anecdotes and stories of success: Assumption College, Miriam College, and St. Scholastica’s College. Talk about girl power!
These are just books to get you started in reading more Filipino-authored books! Make it a habit and take pride in the Filipino brand of literature. Happy reading!
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