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Dean Francis Alfar

Notes on Writing Fiction: A Dialogue Between AA Patawaran and Dean Francis Alfar
August 3, 2019 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM | Namayan | Anvil Publishing

Dean Francis Alfar is an author and advocate of speculative fiction. His books include the novel Salamanca; short fiction collections The Kite of Stars and Other Stories, How to Traverse Terra Incognita, East of the Sun and Other Stories, A Field Guide to the Roads of Manila and Other Stories, Stars in Jars (with Sage Alfar); and the children’s book How Rosang Taba Won A Race. His literary awards include ten Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature-including the Grand Prize for Novel for Salamanca—as well as National Book Awards for the graphic novels Siglo: Freedom and Siglo: Passion, the Philippines Free Press Literary Award, and the Gintong Aklat Award.