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Raissa Rivera Falgui is a writer of fiction for both children and adults. She has won several awards, including first place for Futuristic Fiction in the 2002 Palanca Awards and second place for short story for children in the 2002 and 2006 Palancas. A member of Kuwentista ng Mga Tsikiting (Kuting), her most recent published stories are for young people, in Tahanan Books’ The Night Monkeys and UP Press’s Bagets Anthology. She graduated from UP with a degree in Art Studies and is currently working towards an MA in Creative Writing. Over the years, she has worked in various institutions, as English teacher, writer, or editor. Among the most recent jobs she has had was one that required her to write about places she has never visited, including Mt. Malindig in Marinduque. Currently her main job, which she does not plan to give up, is looking after her daughter. She is married to an Ateneo English teacher, Joel Falgui.

Birthday:: July 3

Favorite Genres::
Speculative fiction, children's and YA, historical fiction


The Hunger Games, Sherlock Holmes

Currently Reading

The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton, The Farthest Shore by Ursula Le Guin

Body of Work

“The Dancers of Malumbay” in The Night Monkeys (Tahanan)

“Peanut Butter Kisses” in Bagets Anthology (University of the Philippines Press)

“The Creator Defends his Creation” in Literatura Online Journal, August 2004.

“Sand Castles” in Muse Apprentice Guild, Fall/Winter 2003-2004.

“Obsessions of a Manila Commuter” in Philippines Free Press, March 20, 2004.

“The Piano: Playing on Passions” in The Philippine STAR, January 4, 2004.

“A Gift from the Muse” in Graphic, September 1, 2003.

“Virtual Center”  in Philippines Free Press, September 7, 2002 and Likhaan 2002.

Each in a Different Fashion and other short stories for young adults. Quezon City: Giraffe Books, 2000.

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