Vicente Garcia Groyon and Juan Manuel de Prada

Hosted by Timothy Montes

18 March 2015 (Wednesday), 12:45-2:15 PM
European Documentation Centre, 13th Floor Henry Sy Sr. Hall
De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines

Lovers of literature are welcome to the event. Admission is free.
For inquiries, please contact BNSCWC (632)5244611 local 233, email

This event is organized by the DLSU Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center in partnership with Instituto Cervantes de Manila. It is supported by the Programme for the Internationalisation of Spanish Culture (PICE), under the Mobility grants awarded by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).

About the Writers

Vicente Garcia Groyon
Vicente Garcia Groyon won the Manila Critics Circle National Book Award both for the novel The Sky Over Dimas (2004) and for On Cursed Ground and Other Stories (2005); he is the editor of several anthologies and collections of Filipino fiction. He has written several film scripts, including Kabisera (2013), and Namets! (2008), and directed several shorts. He teaches creative writing and literature at DLSU Manila.

Juan Manuel de Prada
Juan Manuel de Prada is Spanish fictionist, journalist and critic. His novels include La tempestad (The Tempest) which won the prestigious Premio Planeta in 1997; La vida invisible (The Invisible Life), awarded the 2003 Primavera Prize and 2004 National Narrative Prize; El séptimo belo (The Seventh Veil), winner of the 2007 Biblioteca Breve Prize and the Critics Award VI of Castile and León; Mehallará la muerte (Death Will Find Me) in 2012, and Morir bajo tu cielo (To Die under Your Sky), about the siege of Baler during the last days of the Spanish colonial rule, in 2014. For his journalistic work, de Prada received prizes such as the Mariano de Cavia Prize (2006) and the Joaquin Romero Murube Prize (2008).

Timothy Montes
Timothy Montes is the author of The Black Men, a collection of short stories published by Anvil in 1994. He has been a recipient of national literary awards like the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, Philippines Graphic, Philippines Free Press, and the Writers Prize from the National Commission for Culture & the Arts. He teaches literature and creative writing at DLSU Manila.