KARA’S PLACE by Luis Katigbak is our featured story this month, and it’s narrated by another writer, Christine "Tin" Lao. The story appears in Luis’s story collection, Happy Endings (UP Press), and can be also read here at The Best Philippine Short Stories website.
Tin and I try to have an intelligent discussion about “Kara’s Place”, so stick around until the end of the podcast. (The intelligence is there, I assure you, and it’s mostly coming from the loquacious Tin, if you’re willing to ignore my giggling.)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Luis M. Katigbak co-founded BURN magazine and was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the online music magazine Pulse.ph. Today, he is Editor-at-Large for UNO magazine, and a weekly columnist at the Manila Bulletin. His fiction has won Palanca and Philippine Graphic awards. If you’d like to read more of his works, you could try picking up Happy Endings, a collection of short stories from the UP Press, and The King of Nothing to Do, an anthology of his essays, from Milflores Publishing.
ABOUT THE READER Christine V. Lao received the Ateneo de Manila University’s Dean’s Award for Poetry and the Essay. She worked as a columnist, staff writer, and copy editor for an international broadsheet, then shifted to the fields of corporate law and development. Her latest fiction piece, “From the Book of Names My Mother Did Not Give Me”, appears in the recently released Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 6. (Photo by Urich Calumpang)