Favorite Filipino and Filipino-American Author
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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.


  • Jessica Hagedorn
    1

    Jessica Hagedorn

    Novelist
    21 votes

    Author of Dogeaters.

    Jessica Tarahata Hagedorn (born 1949) is a Filipino playwright, writer, poet, and multimedia performance artist.
  • Grace Talusan
    2

    Grace Talusan

    13 votes

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

  • Randy Ribay
    3

    Randy Ribay

    15 votes

    Author of YA novel Patron Saints of Nothing.

  • Jason Tanamor
    4

    Jason Tanamor

    19 votes

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

  • Gina Apostol
    5

    Gina Apostol

    14 votes

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

  • José Rizal
    6
    Novelist
    10 votes

    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 period of the Philippines. An ophthalmologist by profession, Rizal became a writer and a key member of the Filipino Propaganda Movement which advocated political reforms for the colony under Spain. He was executed by the Spanish colonial government for the crime of rebellion after the Philippine Revolution, inspired in part by his writings, broke out. Though he was not actively involved in its planning or conduct, he ultimately approved of its goals which eventually led to Philippine independence. He is widely considered one of the greatest heroes of the Philippines and has been recommended to be so honored by an officially empaneled National Heroes Committee. However, no law, executive order or proclamation has been enacted or issued officially proclaiming any Filipino historical figure as a national hero. He was the author of the novels Noli Me Tángere and El filibusterismo, and a number of poems and essays.