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Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author

August 27, 2020 311 votes 86 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

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

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    Jessica Hagedorn

    Novelist

    Author of Dogeaters.

    Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn (born 1949) is a Filipino playwright, writer, poet, and multimedia performance artist....  more
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    Author of Letters to a Young Brown Girl.

    Barbara Jane Reyes is an American poet whose work "explores the translatable and untranslatable collisions of writing, self and culture."...  more
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    Randy Ribay

    Author of YA novel Patron Saints of Nothing.

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    4

    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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    15
    5

    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

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

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    Elaine Castillo

    Author of America is Not the Heart.

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    New York Times bestselling author of Witches of East End.

    Melissa de la Cruz (born 1971) is a New York Times bestselling Filipina-American author known for her work in young adult fiction. She has written several series of young adult novels, including the...  more
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    Mia Alvar

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

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    2

    José Rizal

    Novelist

    Filipino nationalist and author of Noli Me Tangere.

    José Protasio Rizal Mercado y Realonda (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse riˈsal]; June 19, 1861 – December 30, 1896) was a Filipino nationalist and polymath during the tail end of the Spanish colonial...  more
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    Author best known for his short stories and novels and named National Artist of the Philippines for Literature.

    Nicomedes "Nick" Márquez Joaquín (May 4, 1917 – April 29, 2004) was a Filipino writer and journalist best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen...  more
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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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    1

    Rin Chupeco

    Author of the YA novel The Bone Witch.

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    Author of Fish Hair Woman.

    Merlinda Bobis (born 25 November 1959) is a contemporary Philippine-Australian writer and academic. Born in Legazpi City, in the Philippines province of Albay, Merlinda Bobis attended Bicol...  more
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    Janella Angeles

    Author of YA novel Where Dreams Descend.

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    Luis Francia

    Author

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

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