I am grateful that my Selected Short Stories was honored with the 40th National Book Award in the category of Best Book of Short Fiction in English.
The book was quietly released in 2021 when Covid was still causing havoc, and like most books released during the time of pandemic, it was ignored. I am therefore happy that the Manila Circle’s Critics and the National Book Board Development found merit in the book.
Thanks to my publisher, University of Santo Tomas Publishing house and the UST folks who have included me in their family: Ailil Alvarez, Ned Parfar, Jack Wigley, Jing Hidalgo, Ralph Galan, and many others.
There is more information about my Selected Short Stories in this link:
The book is available from Lazada and Shopee in the Philippines. Amazon and Barnes and Noble also carry the book.
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