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Gina Apostol

Biography

Gina Apostol

Gina Apostol’s third book, GUN DEALERS' DAUGHTERS, won the 2013 PEN/Open Book Award and was shortlisted for the William Saroyan International Prize. Her first two novels, BIBLIOLEPSY and THE REVOLUTION ACCORDING TO RAYMUNDO MATA, both won the Juan Laya Prize for the Novel (Philippine National Book Award). She was writer-in-residence at Phillips Exeter Academy and a fellow at Civitella Ranieri in Umbria, Italy, among other fellowships. Her essays and stories have appeared in The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books, Foreign Policy, Gettysburg Review, Massachusetts Review and others. She lives in New York City and western Massachusetts and grew up in Tacloban, Philippines. She teaches at the Fieldston School in New York City.

Gina Apostol

Books by Gina Apostol

by Gina Apostol - Fiction

Two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, go on a road trip in Duterte’s Philippines, collaborating and clashing in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the Philippine-American War. Chiara is working on a film about an incident in Balangiga, Samar, in 1901, when Filipino revolutionaries attacked an American garrison, and in retaliation American soldiers created “a howling wilderness” of the surrounding countryside. Magsalin reads Chiara’s film script and writes her own version. INSURRECTO contains within its dramatic action two rival scripts from the filmmaker and the translator --- one about a white photographer, the other about a Filipino schoolteacher.

by Gina Apostol - Fiction

Sol, a rich filipino, attempts to remold herself from a studious girl, to a communist rebel.