delivers "Living Voice" fellowship lecture
QUEZON CITY - Erwin Castillo, the UP Likhaan Creative Writing
Center National Fellow for Fiction for 2000-1, delivered a
lecture last June 28 at the Francisco Arcella Library at the
Bulwagang Rizal in the University of the Philippines Diliman
After 40 years working for professional publications, Castillo
continues to be a force in Philippine literature. Born in
1944, Castillo began to publish stories, and later stories,
in the old Philippines Free Press when he was literary editor
of the Collegian. Since then, his works have been published
and anthologized here, in Europe and in the United States.
The holder of a degree from the University
of Iowa, Castillo has won prizes such as the Free Press, Palanca,
Tagayan, Leader, and the ASEAN, which was the forerunner of
the SEA Write Prize. The Firewalkers, his first novel, was
published in 1992. He is currently working on two novels:
Stranger Sweets, which includes a total re-invention of Rizal's
unfinished book; and Cape Engaņo.
Click here for Castillo pictures.