Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author

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Vote 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.


  • Author of Dogeaters.

  • Jason Tanamor

    Jason Tanamor

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

  • Grace Talusan

    Grace Talusan

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

  • Randy Ribay

    Randy Ribay

    Author of YA novel Patron Saints of Nothing.

  • Gina Apostol

    Gina Apostol

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

  • Erin Entrada Kelly

    Erin Entrada Kelly

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

  • Filipino nationalist and author of Noli Me Tangere.

  • Elaine Castillo

    Elaine Castillo

    Author of America is Not the Heart.

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

  • Author of Letters to a Young Brown Girl.

  • Mia Alvar

    Mia Alvar

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

  • Merlinda Bobis

      Author of Fish Hair Woman.

    • Janella Angeles

      Janella Angeles

      Author of YA novel Where Dreams Descend.

    • Mae Respicio

      Mae Respicio

      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 non-fiction book, The Eye of the Fish.

    • Rin Chupeco

      Rin Chupeco

      Author of the YA novel The Bone Witch.

    • New York Times bestselling author of Witches of East End.