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Books for the 12 days of Christmas

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A merry mix of titles within easy reach in the house, by my desk, by the night light, on the computer table, on the kitchen counter, in a bag in the car for long waits.

Posted: December 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

A November of books

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It’s almost the end of November, which is Philippine Book Development Month as mandated by law and the Department of Education’s National Reading Month. And happily, many book-related events continue to take place.

Posted: November 29th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Books as a measure of self-awareness

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The 3-day Philippine International Literary Festival/Book Industry Summit of the National Book Development Board (NBDB) culminates today with the yearly Komikon Convention, a fitting crowd-drawing finale for days of discussions on “The Pressing Issue: Sustainable Publishing Amid Asean Integration.”

Posted: November 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Never enough literary festivals

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I am still star-struck over my recent personal encounters with best-selling author Amy Tan and young talented poets Mark Anthony Cayanan, Mikael de Lara Co, Kristian Cordero, Allan Popa and nonfiction writers Chay Hofileña, Pam Pastor and Arnel Patawaran. And if time allowed, there would have been many more interactions at last week’s well-received first Philippine Literary Festival at the Raffles Hotel.

Posted: November 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

At the Frankfurt Book Fair—but where was PH?

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Aside from the country finally shedding its tarnished image, the progress that the Philippine publishing industry has made is similarly worthy of note.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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