|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.