This is the blog of Ian Rosales Casocot. Filipino writer. Sometime academic. Former backpacker. Twink bait. Hamster lover.
Celebration: An Anthology to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop
Sands and Coral, 2011-2013
Silliman University, 2013
Handulantaw: Celebrating 50 Years of Culture and the Arts in Silliman
Tao Foundation and Silliman University Cultural Affairs Committee, 2013
Inday Goes About Her Day
Locsin Books, 2012
Beautiful Accidents: Stories
University of the Philippines Press, 2011
Old Movies and Other Stories
National Commission for Culture
and the Arts, 2006
FutureShock Prose: An Anthology of Young Writers and New Literatures
Sands and Coral, 2003
Nominated for Best Anthology
2004 National Book Awards
"In the American publishing industry, there exists a trend to go global and there is a growing interest in Asian authors," he said. "Several writers from Japan, China, Hong Kong and Korea are already making names for themselves in the US. So far, not even a handful of Filipinos are getting this kind of break."Hello? Jessica Hagedorn? Han Ong? Bino Realuyo? I have a feeling this Roger guy was being pompous just about the same time that Barbara Jane Reyes, current winner of the James Laughlin Award, makes her acceptance speech to the Academy of American Poets ... and reads them a poem, in Tagalog.
Olivarez noted that the success of these writers could be attributed to the fact that they've learned to follow the American standards in writing. He said there are many talented writers in the Philippines but they "must learn how to adopt to international standards."
"If you read the new books being published in the US, today, you'll notice that the chapters are very short. The paragraphs are also very short. This is done to make it easier for the reader...."