1990 Book chapter. 4 pages Courtesy of Penguin Books and Open Road Media.Dogeaters
Jessica Hagedorn was born and raised in Manila, Philippines and moved with her mother to the US in 1963. She is the author of Toxicology, Dream Jungle, The Gangster Of Love, and Dogeaters, which won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction. She is also the author of Danger And Beauty, a collection of poetry and prose. Hagedorn edited both volumes of Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction, and Manila Noir, a crime fiction anthology. Her plays include Most Wanted, The Heaven Trilogy, and the stage adaptation of Dogeaters. Work in film includes the screenplay for the independent feature, Fresh Kill. Hagedorn is the Director of the MFA Creative Writing Program at LIU Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.jessicahagedorn.net.
Photograph by David Shankbone.
- Born: Manila, Philippines
- Based: New York, NY, USA