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On libel
by Danton Remoto - January 18, 2020 - 12:00am
How many libel suits have you had?”
A brush with royalty
by Danton Remoto - January 11, 2020 - 12:00am
It was spring and the birds were singing.
Touchstones for writers
by Danton Remoto - January 4, 2020 - 12:00am
The Book That Changed My Life, subtitled “71 Remarkable Writers Celebrate the Books That Matter Most to Them” is the kind of work you can dip into during the holiday season and feel you have learned something....
Ringing in the new
by Danton Remoto - December 28, 2019 - 12:00am
I am writing this on the 26th of December, after I have cooked up a storm for the noche buena and travelled to five cities in the last four weeks: Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Cebu, Manila.
The merriest season
by Danton Remoto - December 21, 2019 - 12:00am
I came back from the Philippines last September and reveled at the sounds of Christmas songs already being played in radio stations, the sight of Christmas trees of all sizes being sold in the malls – and those...
From Nagrebcan to never-never land
by Danton Remoto - December 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Anvil Publishing has just issued The Essential Manuel Arguilla Reader, as part of its Classics series to bring the best and the brightest in Philippine writing into the hands of the contemporary reader.
Dumdum’s marvelous world
by Danton Remoto - December 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The poet Simeon Dumdum Jr. is on a roll, with poetry books being published almost every year. But unlike others who produce books as if from factory templates, Dumdum’s books are different from each other...
Ian Buruma writes about Asia
by Danton Remoto - November 30, 2019 - 12:00am
Ian Buruma’s commentaries on some Asian countries are compiled in his book, God’s Dust: A Modern Asian Journey.
The pivot to Asia
by Danton Remoto - November 23, 2019 - 12:00am
We have seen the unimaginable the past week.
Remembering,writing, revising
by Danton Remoto - November 16, 2019 - 12:00am
“How did you begin to write?”
Doreen and Philippine cuisine
by Danton Remoto - November 9, 2019 - 12:00am
he New York Times has featured the late Doreen G. Fernandez in a full-page tribute to her as one of the forces of nature that helped propel recognition for Philippine cuisine. Formerly relegated to the back kitchen...
Still groovy after all these years
by Danton Remoto - October 26, 2019 - 12:00am
It must be the times we graduated because ours was not just a reunion for the sake of kissing each other’s cheeks and noting who has gained 100 pounds in the last so many years.
Books at random
by Danton Remoto - October 19, 2019 - 12:00am
The Quiet Ones by Glenn Diaz is his debut novel, and it’s an accomplished one. It won the Palanca Grand Prize in 2017.
Crossing languages
by Danton Remoto - October 12, 2019 - 12:00am
This week, I received a message from my publisher, Penguin Random House in South East Asia.
Voyager’s excellent journey
by Danton Remoto - October 5, 2019 - 12:00am
The much-awaited collected works of Jose “Butch” Dalisay has come to fruition in a handsome book called Voyager and Other Fictions, published by Anvil.
Memories of martial law
by Danton Remoto - September 28, 2019 - 12:00am
Yes, Ferdinand Marcos Sr. was a dictator, don’t let his family’s attempts at historical revisionism make you forget that.
How to get happily published
by Danton Remoto - September 21, 2019 - 12:00am
My little room in Kajang, Malaysia, was shaken recently by a deluge of emails asking me how would they get published. I asked where, in the Philippines or overseas?
The elements of teaching
by Danton Remoto - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
“Letter to a Young Teacher” is the title of Fr. Joseph V. Landy’s small and sensible book for those who want to teach.
The siren call of English
by Danton Remoto - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Figures show that the Philippines is still the third-largest English-speaking country in the world.
One way to write a novel
by Danton Remoto - August 31, 2019 - 12:00am
One of my biggest surprises this week was an email from Penguin Random House South East Asia.
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