M. Evelina Galang

M. Evelina Galang is the author of the story collection Her Wild American Self (Coffee House Press, 1996), novels One Tribe (New Issues Press, 2006) and Angel De La Luna and the Fifth Glorious Mystery (Coffee House Press, 2013), the nonfiction work Lolas’ House: Filipino Women Living With War (Curbstone Books, 2017), and the editor of Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images (Coffee House Press, 2003).

Among her numerous awards are the 2004 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Prize for the Novel, the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Award for ONE TRIBE, the 2004 Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Awards Advancing Human Rights, and a 2002 Senior Research Fellowship from Fulbright. Galang teaches in the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami and is core faculty and President of the Board of Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA/Voices).

Protesting on Women’s International Day in Manila with the women of Liga ng mga Lolang Pilipina. March 2002.
Lola Cristina Alcober shows M. Evelina Galang the site of her home in Tacloban prior to WWII. May 2002.

SHARE
Previous articleGenevieve Kaplan
Next articleColleen Woolpert

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

2 COMMENTS

  1. […] M. Evelina Galang is an author currently working on a novel titled Beautiful Sorrow Beautiful Sky, a love story between two 70-year-olds who meet at a community center. Both characters have a complex history from WWII, she a former Filipino Comfort Woman, he a Japanese-American who was put in an internment camp. For this book, Galang did extensive research which she found a very personal experience, altering the way in which she views the world and women’s bodies. To hear more about her writing, including live readings, and the brutal history of Filipino Comfort Women during WWII, listen to the complete interview. […]

  2. […] M. Evelina Galang is an author currently working on a novel titled Beautiful Sorrow Beautiful Sky, a love story between two 70-year-olds who meet at a community center. Both characters have a complex history from WWII, she a former Filipino Comfort Woman, he a Japanese-American who was put in an internment camp. For this book, Galang did extensive research which she found a very personal experience, altering the way in which she views the world and women’s bodies. To hear more about her writing, including live readings, and the brutal history of Filipino Comfort Women during WWII, listen to the complete interview. […]