Luis H. Francia

Luis H. Francia is a poet, playwright, and nonfiction writer. Among his nonfiction works are the memoir Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago, winner of both the 2002 PEN Open Book Award and the 2002 Asian American Writers Workshop Award, and A History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos. He has taught writing workshops at the Iowa Writers Workshop, Yale University, City University of Hong Kong, and Ateneo de Manila University. An online columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, he teaches Filipino language and culture at New York University’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis.