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.
Author of the YA/NA urban fantasy Vampires of Portlandia.
Author of Dogeaters.
Author of Letters to a Young Brown Girl.
Author of YA novel Patron Saints of Nothing.
Author of the non-fiction book, The Body Papers, which won the 2017 Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing for Nonfiction
Author of Insurrecto, a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and longlisted for the Dublin Impac International Prize.
Erin Entrada Kelly
Children's author of Hello, Universe, which was awarded the 2018 John Newbery Medal.
Author of America is Not the Heart.
Author of Fish Hair Woman.
Author of In the Country, which received the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.
New York Times bestselling author of Witches of East End.
Author best known for his short stories and novels and named National Artist of the Philippines for Literature.
Author of the children's book, The House that Lou Built, which won the 2019 APALA Honor Award in Children's Literature.
Author of the YA novel The Bone Witch.
Filipino nationalist and author of Noli Me Tangere.
Author of YA novel Where Dreams Descend.
Author of the non-fiction book, The Eye of the Fish.