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.Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn (born 1949) is a Filipino playwright, writer, poet, and multimedia performance artist.... more
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
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.
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
Author of In the Country, which received the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize.
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
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
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.
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
Author of YA novel Where Dreams Descend.
Author of the non-fiction book, The Eye of the Fish.