Charlson Ong

Charlson Ong is a multi-awarded fictionist who has received, among others: a Palanca award for his short story, The Trouble in Beijing; a second-place Philippine Centennial Literary Prize for his novel, An Embarrassment of Riches; and several National Book Awards for his works across the years. He currently teaches literature and creative writing at the University of The Philippines’ Department of English and Comparative Literature.
In high school, I often glimpsed actress Gina Alajar strolling on the street tangent to ours and felt an aching whenever she passed.
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