Daryll Delgado

Daryll Delgado is a writer from the Philippines. Her first book, After the Body Displaces Water (University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2012), was awarded the Manila Critics Circle/Philippine National Book Award for best book of short fiction in English, and shortlisted for the Madrigal-Gonzales First Book Award in 2013. Her novel, Remains (Ateneo de Naga University Press), came out in 2019. She is at work on a third book, excerpts from which have come out in Cha: An Asian Literary Journal and The Near and the Far, Volume 2 (Scribe Publications, 2019). Other works can be found in Words Without Borders, Perro Berde, Kritika Kultura, Tinalunay (University of the Philippines Press, 2017), and Maximum Volume: Best New Philippine Fiction (Anvil Publishing, 2014). She studied journalism and comparative literature in the University of the Philippines (UP), and has taught in UP, Ateneo De Manila University, and Miriam College. She works for an international NGO, where she heads the research programs for Southeast Asia and writes global reports on labor rights issues. She was born and raised in Tacloban City, and maintains a Quezon City residence—in between regular field work around Southeast Asia—with her husband, William.