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Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author

August 27, 2020 275 votes 82 voters

List RulesVote for your Favorite Filipino or Filipino-American Author. Let's celebrate the industry's untapped creators!

Filipino and Filipino-American authors don't get the recognition they deserve. But there are many of them who have impacted the industry in different ways. This is especially important for Filipinos because the reading movement is so huge in the Philippines. Let's show these creators some love! So, who is your favorite? Who is the best? Or who's who? This list includes both Filipino and Filipino-American authors. A pinoy is a pinoy is a pinay is a pinay.

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    Jason Tanamor is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author
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    Jason Tanamor

    Author of the YA/NA urban fantasy Vampires of Portlandia.

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    Jessica Hagedorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author
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    Jessica Hagedorn

    Author of Dogeaters.

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    Barbara Jane Reyes is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author

    Author of Letters to a Young Brown Girl.

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    Randy Ribay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author
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    Randy Ribay

    Author of YA novel Patron Saints of Nothing.

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    Grace Talusan is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author
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    Grace Talusan

    Author of the non-fiction book, The Body Papers, which won the 2017 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for Nonfiction

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    Gina Apostol is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author
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    Gina Apostol

    Author of Insurrecto, a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and longlisted for the Dublin Impac International Prize.

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    Erin Entrada Kelly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author
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    Erin Entrada Kelly

    Children's author of Hello, Universe, which was awarded the 2018 John Newbery Medal.

  • 8
    Elaine Castillo is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author
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    Elaine Castillo

    Author of America is Not the Heart.

  • 9
    Merlinda Bobis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author

    Author of Fish Hair Woman.

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    Mia Alvar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author
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    Mia Alvar

    Author of In the Country, which received the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.

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    Melissa de la Cruz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author

    New York Times bestselling author of Witches of East End.

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    Nick Joaquín is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author

    Author best known for his short stories and novels and named National Artist of the Philippines for Literature.

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    Mae Respicio is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author
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    Mae Respicio

    Author of the children's book, The House that Lou Built, which won the 2019 APALA Honor Award in Children's Literature.

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    Rin Chupeco is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author
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    Rin Chupeco

    Author of the YA novel The Bone Witch.

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    José Rizal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author

    Filipino nationalist and author of Noli Me Tangere.

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    Janella Angeles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author
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    Janella Angeles

    Author of YA novel Where Dreams Descend.

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    Luis Francia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author
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    Luis Francia

    Author of the non-fiction book, The Eye of the Fish.

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