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10 Pinoy Authors in the International Publishing Scene
From local heroes to global game-changers, these wordsmiths have done us proud.
By: Lola Abrera  |   Published on: Aug 21, 2011 - 6:11pm

These Pinoy writers have become our ambassadors to the rest of the world—not that they assumed the role, of course. Through their bestselling novels, whether about surviving the modern day urban landscape,  searching for a homeland from the other side of the Pacific, or documenting the misadventures of a barkada of nannies in the Hamptons, these storytellers have bridged the gap between Filipinos and the rest of the world.

We tip our hats off to the wordsmiths on this list who have so admirably made their literary dreams a reality here and abroad—some planned, some by accident. Their success is ours too.


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Photos from Random House,, and from the authors official websites

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  • grasya
    this is very inspiring.. im not really a writer but there's nothing wrong to dream about becoming one and getting some awards.. *sigh*
    Apr 10 2013 @ 11:38am     Reply  
  • kermin
    This list missed Ninotchka Rosca, whose book, "Twice Blessed" won for her the American Book Award in 1993.
    Nov 03 2011 @ 05:51am     Reply  
  • espilehiyo
    Good list. But I'm surprised not to see F. Sionil Jose, Peter Bacho, Carlos Bulosan, and Cecilia Brainard included.
    Nov 02 2011 @ 01:09am     Reply  
  • nalasbang
    How about Marissa de los Santos of Love Walked in and Belong To Me?
    Sep 07 2011 @ 06:52pm     Reply  
  • marigold
    May problema ba kayo kay Gerry Alanguilan? Kasi ito na yung second list sa site nyo na dapat kasama sya pero wala. Award winning international writer at artist yan. Winner ng Asian Book award sa France, at nominated for an Eisner award sa America. Bakit, dahil ba comics lang sya? Ang isa pa yung You Tube sensation list. Nakalimutan nyo na ba o talagang hindi nyo lang alam yung Manong Face video nya? Milyon milyon na ang view nyan sa You Tube at napalabas pa sa TV sa US, at iba iba pang bansa.
    Sep 04 2011 @ 09:44am     Reply  
  • tom p
    You should add Jennifer Hillier.rnrn
    Sep 03 2011 @ 11:56pm     Reply  
  • maria mckilling
    You should also check out Candy Gourlay. : )
    Sep 02 2011 @ 01:06pm     Reply  
  • orly ballesteros
    Mabuhay Pinoy!
    Sep 01 2011 @ 11:29am     Reply  
  • geraldine solon
    This is awesome! Love hearing about Filipino authors making it big. I'm also a Filipina and my award-winning book Love Letters is being made into a movie. You can check my website at http://www.geraldinesolon.comrnrn
    Aug 26 2011 @ 06:53am     Reply  
  • proud to be pinoy
    itaguyod ang bandilang Pinoy!
    Aug 23 2011 @ 11:51pm     Reply  
  • glad to be pinoy
    nakatutuwa!!! mabuhay!!!
    Aug 23 2011 @ 10:38pm     Reply  
  • dale
    you make me proud! Filipino Ako!
    Aug 23 2011 @ 10:14pm     Reply  
  • gwenn galvez
    Jose Rizal should be in the list. His NOLI and FILI are mass market novels in Cuba and required reading for students in Kuala Lumpur. His is the first Asian novel to be published in Europe.
    Aug 23 2011 @ 09:31am     Reply  
  • yong
    Are all these books available here in the Philippines?
    Aug 23 2011 @ 08:33am     Reply  
  • ayan
    wow. nice list.rnpinoy pride.
    Aug 22 2011 @ 11:15pm     Reply  
  • wannabe
    Very inspiring. Makabili nga ng Dummies Guide to Publishing!
    Aug 22 2011 @ 12:20pm     Reply  
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