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Edgar Calabia Samar

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Edgar Calabia Samar is a multi-awarded poet and novelist from the Philippines. His first novel, Walong Diwata ng Pagkahulog, received the NCCA Writer’s Prize in 2005, and its English translation as Eight Muses of the Fall was longlisted in the Man Asian Literary Prize in 2009. In 2013, he received two Philippine National Book Awards––one for his second novel, Sa Kasunod ng 909 (Best Novel), and another for his book on the creative process, Halos Isang Buhay: Ang Manananggal sa Pagsusulat ng Nobela (Best Book of Criticism). Si Janus Silang at ang Tiyanak ng Tabon, the first book in his YA series Janus Silang, also received the Philippine National Book Award for Best Novel in 2015 and the Philippine National Children’s Book Award for Best 201 ...more

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Si Janus Sílang at ang Tiya...

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Walong Diwata ng Pagkahulog

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Si Janus Sílang at ang Laba...

4.46 avg rating — 276 ratings — published 2015
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Sa Kasunod ng 909

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Si Janus Sílang at ang Pitumpu't Pitong Púsong by Edgar Calabia Samar
"Nagwala ako sa huling part ng book3 kasi grabeng pasabog!!! Nasaan na ang Book4 at 5 manong Edgar???

Must read talaga ito, ang dami kong natututunan sa Philippine folklore, mga tagalog words, at napakaintense ng story. Nakakabitin nga itong book3 e..." Read more of this review »
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Si Janus Sílang at ang Labanáng Manananggal-Mambabarang by Edgar Calabia Samar
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The following are direct quotations from the book, but lifted from sections not necessarily in this order, rearranged in the hope of having an effect that is similar to the effect that reading Zambra had on me:

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Maikling Imbestigasyon Ng Isang Mahabang Pangungulila by Edel E. Garcellano
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Edgar Calabia Samar, Walong Diwata ng Pagkahulog

“Isang beses lang tayo makapipili ng daan at pagkatapos noon, paulit-ulit na tayo sa daan na iyon- paikot-ikot, habang kinukumbinsi natin ang sarili na umuusad naman talaga tayo, na nagpapatuloy tayo, na mayroon tayong pinatutunguhan- kahit wala nga, wala naman talaga, paikot-ikot lang tayo sa iisang daan na noon, noong hindi natin alam, noong wala tayong kamalay-malay, ay nagpasya na pala tayo’t pinili nga ito.”
Edgar Calabia Samar, Walong Diwata ng Pagkahulog

“Lahat, may hinahanap. Pero iba ang natatagpuan nila sa huli. Pero masaya pa rin sila. Lagi pa rin silang masaya.”
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“An awfully beautiful story, but it isn’t mine.”
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message 4: by Edgar

Edgar Samar Ha ha. Oo nga, K.D. Maganda nga. Hindi, wala akong dramang ganoon. Ngayon e busy lang dahil finals week na at ang oras e nauubos sa pagchecheck ng papers ng mga estudyante. Salamat, salamat! Salamat din sa reviews ng mga libro ko. Ang working title ng nobelang sinusulat ko ngayon ay Pitumpu’t Pitong Pu*a (yes, ganyan talaga, kasama ang asterisk sa pamagat). Hopefully, ito ng tatapos sa aking Numbers Trilogy o Trilohiya ng mga Bilang. Pero matagal-tagal pang matapos ito. Bawal nobela, inaabot ako ng tatlo-apatna taon, actual writing lang. Pero siyempre, kasama na roon ang katotohanang kailangan ko rin kasing magtrabaho, magturo, magbigay ng mga panayam, at iba pa.


message 3: by K.D.

K.D. Absolutely Edgar wrote: "Ha ha. Salamat din sa suporta, K.D. Beginning October, I'll do my best to invest more time here at GoodReads. I used to manage an online blog on mostly Filipino novels at http://atisan.blogspot.com..."

Walang anuman, Edgar. Kaya pala may Atisan sa "Walong Diwata" at may nabanggit din sa "Kasunod ng 909." Anong libro ang sinusulat mo ngayon, Egay?

Binabasa mo ang "Bartleby." Nabasa ko na yan at maganda. Sana wag kang mag-Bartleby lol.


message 2: by Edgar

Edgar Samar Ha ha. Salamat din sa suporta, K.D. Beginning October, I'll do my best to invest more time here at GoodReads. I used to manage an online blog on mostly Filipino novels at http://atisan.blogspot.com pero nagkukulang nga sa panahon dahil sa pagtuturo at sariling pagsusulat kaya matagal nang natigil (although hindi naman siyempre natigil ang pagbabasa). Pero alam ko ang halaga ng online presence at pagpapakilala ng mga Filipino nating manunulat sa web. Kaya salamat sa mga tulad mo, at sa mga kababayan nating bumibili't nagbabasa ng akdang Filipino.


message 1: by K.D.

K.D. Absolutely Ay, may picture ka na, Egay. Salamat ng marami sa suporta sa "Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books"!

From your #1 fan sa Goodreads! --- K.D.


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