Gina Apostol

b. 1963

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Gina Apostol is a two-time winner of the Philippine National Book Award for her first novels, Bibliolepsy (University of Philippines Press, 1997) and The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata (2009). Her American debut, Gun Dealers’ Daughter (Norton, 2012), won the 2013 PEN/Open Book Award. She has received fellowships from Civitella Ranieri, Phillips Exeter Academy’s George Bennett Fellowship, and Hawthornden Castle. Her stories and essays have appeared in Massachusetts Review, Gettysburg Review, Charlie Chan is Dead, Volume 2, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Review of Books, Foreign Policy, and other venues. She is working on a fourth novel, William McKinley’s World, set in 1901 in Balangiga and Tacloban during the Filipino-American war.