Friday, October 17, 2014
The Philippine Literary Festival 2014 At Raffles Hotel
Join international bestselling and award winning authors Amy Tan and Chang-Rae Lee in Raffles Makati and National Book Store’s first ever Philippine Literary Festival from October 23 to 25, 2014 at the Raffles Makati. Attend three days of book signings, discussions and panels about books and literature with free admission! View the complete schedule and get details of all events at philippineliteraryfestival.com.
Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert) for updates on the latest events, promos and contests. Tag #PLF2014 to join the discussion.
Amy Tan and Chang-Rae Lee in Raffles Makati and National Book Store’s Philippine Literary Festival
Raffles Makati and National Book Store present the first ever Philippine Literary Festival featuring international bestselling and award-winning authors Amy Tan and Chang-Rae Lee from October 23 to 25, 2014 at the Raffles Makati.
Attend 3 days of book signings, discussions and panels about books and literature with free admission! The Spotlight on Amy Tan panel will be on October 24 at 1:30 p.m. and her book signing will be on October 25 at 2 p.m. The Spotlight on Chang-Rae Lee panel and book signing will be on October 25 at 9 a.m. View the complete schedule and get details of all events at philippineliteraryfestival.com.
Amy Tan is the woman behind ‘The Joy Luck Club’, ‘The Kitchen God’s Wife’, and ‘The Hundred Secret Senses’, which are all New York Times bestsellers and recipients of various awards all over the world. Her works have been translated into 35 languages. She has contributed articles for magazines such as The New Yorker, Harper’s Bazaar, and National Geographic.
Amy Tan’s new novel ‘The Valley of Amazement’ is described by the San Francisco Chronicle as “a novel that grabs your soul”. Abandoned by her mother Lucia, and uncertain of her father’s identity, Violet is one of the most celebrated courtesans in Shanghai. Her quest will set her on a path fraught with danger and complexity, and the loss of her own daughter Flora. Lucia, a willful and wild American woman who was once the proprietress of Shanghai’s most exclusive courtesan house, nurses her own secret wounds. Her search for penance and redemption will bring her to a startling reunion with Flora, and will shatter all that Violet believed she knew about her mother.
Korean-American novelist Chang-Rae Lee is the author of ‘Native Speaker’, which garnered numerous awards including Ernest Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award and the American Book Award. He was hailed as one of the 20 best American writers by The New Yorker magazine for his second novel ‘A Gesture Life’. His novel ‘Aloft’, earned him the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in the Adult Fiction category in 2006.
‘On Such a Full Sea’ is Chang-Rae Lee’s latest novel, set in a dystopian future America, is described by Washington Post as “a brilliant, deeply unnerving portrait”. In a class-divided future America where urban neighborhoods function as labor colonies for elite charter villages, Fan, a female fish-tank diver, embarks on what becomes a legendary quest to find the man she loves, who mysteriously disappears. Her journey will soon become a legend to those she left behind.
All events will be held at the Raffles Makati with registration starting at 8 a.m. everyday. Admission is free. Only books purchased at the Philippine Literary Festival will be entitled to signing passes for Amy Tan and Chang-Rae Lee. Sign up for updates and view the complete schedule at philippineliteraryfestival.com. Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@nbsalert) for updates on the latest events, promos and contests. Tag #PLF2014 to join the discussion.
The Philippine Literary Festival
Frequently Asked Questions
When and where is The Philippine Literary Festival?
The Philippine Literary Festival will be from October 23 to 25, 2014 at the Raffles Makati.
When and where will the registration be?
Daily registration starts at 8:00 a.m. and will continue throughout the day at the Raffles Makati.
Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival and will be given a Festival Pass.
The Festival Pass gives you access to any event you wish to attend at the festival.
No Festival Pass, no entry. The Festival Pass should be worn at all times
However, please note that venue capacities for each event are LIMITED. Seats are on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.
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