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National Book Store’s biggest book sale of the year is here!

Get up to 70% off on your favorite books in National Book Store’s Cut Price Book Sale. Enjoy huge discounts on bestsellers, sequels and new releases from August 30 to September 8, 2013 in all National Book Store and Bestsellers branches. Read more and spend less with the Cut Price Book Sale. See posters for more details. Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 8368 Series of 2013. Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert) for updates on events, promos and contests.

 

Author interview: Marivi Soliven Blanco

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Right from the very first paragraph, I was already sold on Marivi Soliven Blanco’s “The Mango Bride”. It was just the kind of humor that I liked, and as I continued reading the book kept on winning me over again and again, either through its humor or the peek into Philippine high society that Soliven Blanco gives us.

That was why it was so exciting for me to actually talk to her during her (still ongoing!) visit here to the country. I was able to sit down with her before her book signing event at the National Book Store flagship store at Glorietta 1, and she talked about the long road to publication, her fondness for Manila, as well as whether the workshop process is something all aspiring writers should undergo.

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Author interview: Jessica Hagedorn

'Manila Noir' contributors (standing, from left) Kajo Baldisimo, Budjette Tan, F. H. Batacan, Jessica Hagedorn, Butch Dalisay, Angelo R. Lacuesta, (seated, from left) Lourd De Veyra, R. Zamore Linmark, and Rosario Cruz-Lucero.
‘Manila Noir’ contributors (standing, from left) Kajo Baldisimo, Budjette Tan, F. H. Batacan, Jessica Hagedorn, Butch Dalisay, Angelo R. Lacuesta, (seated, from left) Lourd De Veyra, R. Zamora Linmark, and Rosario Cruz-Lucero.

I know, I know, it’s been a few weeks since “Manila Noir” was launched. But my day job has all but eaten into my blogging life, and as such updates have been very few and far between.

Anyway, enough excuses. Here’s the transcript of my interview with Jessica Hagedorn, editor of “Manila Noir” and acclaimed author of “Dogeaters”.

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