I am so honored and grateful to have a copy of “The Young Writer and other Essays” book written by the living National Artist for Literature,  F. Sionil José with his signature. Thank you so much Freeway for sharing the opportunity to know him more, and for sending this kit even if I missed the launching of your latest collection due to some emergency.

Trivia about F. Sionil José

Francisco Sionil José (F. Sionil José) is one of the most widely-read Filipino writers whos work is now translated into 28 languages including his native Ilokano. His novels and short stories depict the social underpinnings of class struggles and colonialism in Filipino society.

F. Sionil José was born on December 3, 1924 in Rosales, Pangasinan, the setting of many of his stories. He was introduced to literature in public school and later attended the University of Santo Tomas after World War II, but dropped out and plunged into writing and journalism in Manila. He started journalism in the forties and was for ten years a staff of the old Manila Times ‘til 1960. His essays on agrarian reform and on social issues won him numerous awards.

See? This is why I am so grateful to have this book. Thank you so much Freeway!

The Book

Yes, may autograph pa oh!