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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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Readercon Filipino Friday: Week 4

Of course, it’s on the last week of this particular meme that I actually put up a post on time.

As everyone probably knows by now, this Filipino Friday meme is brought to us by the guys behind the first Filipino Readers Conference. This week’s question is:

“Do you read Filipino literature? If you do, tell us your favorite books by Filipino authors and name a few that you’d like to recommend to fellow readers. If you don’t read much Filipino lit, then tell us why.”

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