|Born||Alfred A. Yuson|
Alfred A. Yuson (born 1945) (also known as Krip Yuson) is a Filipino author of novels, poetry and short stories.
Early in his career, Yuson received a writing fellowship to attend the National Writers Workshop in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental (1968). Yuson also has a FAMAS award and a Catholic Mass Media Award (CMMA) for Best Screenplay. He has been a documentary filmmaker and scriptwriter, as well as a book, magazine and newspaper editor and designer. Yuson was also a Fellow at the International Writing Program in Iowa City, U.S. in 1978; the International Poetry Conference at the University of Hawaii in 1979; the Cambridge Seminar, University of Cambridge, in 1989; the International Writers Retreat at Hawthornden Castle in Midlothian, Scotland, in 1990; The Hong Kong International Literary Festival in 2001 and 2006; and the Sydney Writers' Festival in 2006. He has also participated in many other literary conferences, seminars and festivals in Japan, China, Finland, Scotland, Thailand, Malaysia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore.
He is a founding member of the Philippine Literary Arts Council, Creative Writing Foundation, Inc. and Manila Critics Circle, and is currently Chairman of the Writers Union of the Philippines. He also serves as Philippines Editor for MANOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, published by the University of Hawaii . A documentary filmmaker and scriptwriter, he is a board member of the Movie and Television Ratings and Classification Board in the Philippines.
Yuson currently writes a literature and culture column for The Philippine Star. He also teaches fiction and poetry at Ateneo de Manila University, where he holds the Henry Lee Irwin Professorial Chair in Creative Writing. His two novels, "The Great Philippine Jungle Café" and "Voyeurs & Savages" are studies of Philippine culture.
Awards and nominations
His works have won several literary distinctions, the most recent of which include the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan (Stalwart of Art and Culture) award from the City of Manila in June 2003, and a Rockefeller Foundation grant for residency at the Bellagio Center in Italy in 2003.
Yuson was conferred with the S.E.A. Write Award in 1992 for lifetime achievement, and has been elevated to the Hall of Fame of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, the Philippines' most prestigious literary distinction.
"The Music Child" by Alfred A. Yuson is among 5 works shortlisted for the second (2008) Man Asian Literary Prize, which was announced at a Hong Kong ceremony on November 13, 2008.
His bibliography includes the poetry collections: Sea Serpent, (Monsoon Press, 1980), Trading in Mermaids (Anvil Publishing, Inc., 1993), Mothers Like Elephants ( Anvil Publishing, Inc., 2000), Hairtrigger Loves: 50 Poems on Woman (University of the Philippines Press, 2002), and the translation, Love's A Vice / Bisyo and Pag-Ibig: Translations into English of 60 Poems by Mike L. Bigornia (National Commission for Culture and the Arts, 2004).
PRESS RELEASE: For his 2017 Adrian Cristobal Lecture, award-winning writer Alfred 'Krip' Yuson proposes to reflect on the changing modes of genre writing in the age of social media
This is a press release from the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas.
MANILA, Philippines – Award-winning writer and columnist Alfred “Krip” Yuson will deliver the 2017 Adrian Cristobal Lecture, which will be held on Monday, February 20, at 2 pm, at Function Room 1, AIM Conference Center Manila, JV del Rosario Building, Benavidez corner Trasierra streets, Legaspi Village, Makati City. His lecture is entitled "Evolving Genres of the Written Word: ‘Fake News Fiction’ and the Like(s)."
The Adrian E. Cristobal Lecture Series was established by the Cristobal family, in collaboration with the Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas or the Writers’ Union of the Philippines. It aims to honor the intellectual legacy of the late renowned writer and former Umpil chairperson whose name the series carries.
In this annual event, a Filipino public intellectual delivers a keynote speech on a topic related to a current socio-political condition in the country or a cultural development. The past lecturers include Gemino Abad (2011), National Artist Virgilio Almario (2012), Resil Mojares (2013), Reynaldo Ileto (2014), Solita Monsod (2015), and Marites D. Vitug (2016).
Yuson proposes to reflect on the changing modes of genre writing in the age of social media. The summary of his lecture states that "it will be in/an appreciation of the global pivot to a curiously novel inclusion among the genres of writing. While it started with a fringe kind of journalism – blogs and trolling on social media – the initially questionable purveyance of fake or false news has seeped into established tri-media, with prominent personalities, mostly related to politics, spewing mind-toggling conundrums or seemingly oxymoronic terms such as 'alternative facts, post-truth, default narrative, and creative interpretation.' These are now the syndromes that stupefy us who are worshipful of the word, written or expressed in any which way.”
Yuson has authored 28 books thus far, including novels, poetry collections, short fiction, essays, children’s stories, biographies, and coffee-table books, apart from having edited various titles that include several literary anthologies.
He has gained numerous distinctions, including the 2009 Gawad Pambansang Alagad ni Balagtas from Umpil, the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan award from the City of Manila, and the SEAWrite (SouthEast Asian Writers) Award for lifetime achievement. He has also been elevated to the Hall of Fame of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. His poetry and prose have been translated into 10 languages. He co-founded the Philippine Literary Arts Council, the Creative Writing Foundation, Inc. (CWF), and Manila Critics Circle, and served as chairman of Umpil.
He has taught fiction and poetry at the Ateneo de Manila University, where he held the Henry Lee Irwin Professorial Chair. He serves as Philippines editor for MANOA: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, published by the University of Hawaii. He contributes a weekly arts and culture column to The Philippine Star and a monthly column to Illustrado magazine published in Dubai.
This event is open to the public. Admission is free. For more details, please contact John Iremil Teodoro, Umpil secretary general, at 09158834917 or email: email@example.com or Michael Coroza, Umpil president at firstname.lastname@example.org. – Rappler.com
Published 9:12 PM, February 09, 2017
Updated 9:27 PM, February 09, 2017