Today, it’s our pleasure to welcome author Tif Marcelo to Get Lit to recommend a few of her favorite books by Filipino authors! Her new novel Once Upon a Sunset, out now, is a delightful story of a woman who uses a sabbatical from her successful medical career to visit the Philippines to reconnect with her long-lost family, a trip that could just change her life forever. Thanks for joining us, Tif!
As a Filipino-American who, from a young age, found solace and a second home in our public library, I yearned to see representation of Filipino diaspora on the shelves. Now, as an author myself, I especially seek out other Filipino writers to read and share with others. Here are thirteen books from Filipino authors right off my bookshelf to grace your TBRs. They give a taste of the talent among Filipino authors, and some of our rich culture. Your heart is sure to expand as you read them, and you may possibly find your next favorite author among them.