Jessica Hagedorn interview in Bookslut

Jessica is publishing excerpts from The Unintended, a novel in progress, in her anthology Manila Noir. She talks about Filipino writers here.

From the interview:

“And who are some of those Filipino American writers we should be checking out?

R. Zamora Linmark’s epic and bittersweet novel Leche was published by Coffee House around the same time as Toxicology. We had a blast doing a lot of readings together this past April and May. I just finished reading a galley of Lysley Tenorio’s short story collection, Monstress, which is due out early next year. It’s a fabulous collection, really original. Another writer is Miguel Syjuco, who wrote Ilustrado, which has done really well. Miguel was my student at Columbia’s MFA Writing Program way back… about a million years ago. Also, Gina Apostol, who had one of her stories in the second Charlie Chan, is a marvelous, very experimental fiction writer. Eric Gamalinda also has a new novel in the works that I can’t wait to read. So does the brilliant and prolific Han Ong.”

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