- South-Eastern Asia
is a two-time winner of the Manila Critics Circle National Book Award for The Sky Over Dimas (2004) and On Cursed Ground and Other Stories (2005), and the editor of a number of anthologies and collections of Filipino fiction. He has written four film scripts, including Agaton and Mindy (2009) and Namets! (2008), and directed several shorts. Currently he teaches at De La Salle University in Manila. He participates courtesy of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the US Department of State.