This was one of the most enjoyable author interviews I've done, perhaps because Greg and I go back a long way--we first met in 2010 as incoming fellows at the Michener Center for Writers. I am so proud of him, and so happy that his memoir containing so much of his brilliant hilariousness is out in the world. Read our conversation here and then buy his book!
Thank you to Rene Nonoy Molina for inviting me to guest on his podcast featuring the lives and stories of Filipinos in Aotearoa New Zealand! Watch our conversation here.
After sitting on this for months, I am so, so thrilled to share that my essay collection about grief, home, and belonging, set in the Philippines, the US, and New Zealand, has found a home with Northwestern University Press under its Curbstone imprint, with a tentative publication schedule of Fall 2024. I owe this to the inimitable Marisa Siegel, who picked up my manuscript from the slush and steered it through the lengthy approval process with NUP. She is truly my fairy godmother.
Much gratitude to Honour Zhu of Auckland City Library's Glenfield branch and Kate Middleton of The Reading Revolution for organizing this event! Aucklanders can attend this in person at the Glenfield Library, while anyone from anywhere around the world can also attend on zoom. More details can be found on OurAuckland.