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ALFRED A. YUSON

Alfred A. Yuson, aka Krip, has authored four poetry collections, two novels, three essay compilations, two children's stories and a short fiction collection.

He has gained various literary distinctions, including the SEAWrite (SouthEast Asian Writers) Award given by Thai royalty in Bangkok. He has also won First Prizes in the Asiaweek, Philippines Free Press and Midweek magazines' short story competitions, the Cultural Center of the Philippines poetry contest, and the Grand Prize for the English Novel in the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. A film screenplay won the Catholic Mass Media award. His second novel, Voyeurs & Savages, won a Centennial Literary Prize in 1998.

He was a Fellow at the International Writing Program in Iowa City, U.S.A., in 1978; the International Poetry Conference at the University of Hawaii in 1979; the Cambridge Seminar, University of Cambridge, in 1989; and the International Writers Retreat at Hawthornden Castle in Midlothian, Scotland, in 1990. He has also participated in literary conferences, seminars and festivals in Japan, China, Finland, Scotland, Thailand, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore.

He contributes a weekly literature and culture column to a national broadsheet, The Philippine Star, and teaches fiction and poetry at Ateneo de Manila University, where he has held a Henry Lee Irwin Professorial Chair.

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