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Sunday, December 03, 2006

entry arrow11:11 AM | A.R. Enriquez's Works Now Available as eBooks

The award-winning writer Antonio R. Enriquez has formatted his essays, short stories, and novels into e-books, adding that "hopefully, these works would be given a second life in the electronics world. Pulp, their source of life, is fast dwindling as the forest is disappearing."

Antonio Enriquez with 2001 Nobel Prize writer V.S. Naipaul in Bangkok

Enriquez went to college at Silliman Universiting graduating Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing in 1968. His novel Surveyors of the Liguasan Marsh (1981), was published by the University of Queensland Press in Queensland, Australia, and won the Grand Prize in the 1982 Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards in Literature. Another novel, The Living and the Dead (Giraffe Books, 1994) was shortlisted by the Manila Critic Circle Award in the 1995 National Book Awards. His novel Subanons, which won the Don Carlos Palanca Grand Prize in 1993, was published by the University of the Philippines Press in 1999. His other short stories that won the Palanca are "The Icon" (third prize, 1969) and "Spot on Their Wings" (first prize, 1973). He was also selected as a SEAWrite Awardee, and has also received the Hawthornden Castele International Retreat for Writers Residence grant, Scotlang, March 2002. He is now residing in Cagayan de Oro City and is writer in-residence for Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro City.

His works are now available at his website.

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