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An Embarrassment Of Riches
A scathing and funny satire of Philippine politics and cults of personality, An Embarrassment of Riches won the prestigious Centennial Literary Prize. It tells the story of the Victorianas, an island west of the Philippines, whose dictator, General Azurin, has just died. In the upcoming elections to fill the power vacuum, a motley crew of characters shows up to play the po ...more
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Charlson L. Ong , resident fellow of the Institute of Creative Writing and fictionist/scriptwriter/singer extraordinaire, was born on July 6, 1960. He obtained an A.B. in Psychology from the University of the Philippines in 1977, and currently teaches literature and creative writing under UP's Department of English and Comparative Literature. He has joined several writers' workshops here and abro ...more