Author Archives: Caroline Hau

Aurora Roxas-Lim: In Memoriam

Her friends called her “Roxy,” but I always called her “Auntie Aurora” because that was how my mother, who was related to Benito “Uncle Ben” Lim, called her.   Auntie Aurora was a marvelous woman. She had merely to enter a room … Continue reading

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Recommended Halloween Reading: Last Lines of 15 Notable Works of Horror Fiction

Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818), Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley  In a nutshell: unwanted baby wreaks vengeance on irresponsible parent.  He was soon borne away by the waves and lost in darkness and distance. Melmoth the Wanderer (1820), Charles Maturin  In a nutshell: … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Edel Garcellano

Edel Garcellano, poet, critic, novelist, teacher, passed away on April 23, at the age of 73. I first met Edel in 1990, right after I graduated from the University of the Philippines at Diliman and applied for a job as … Continue reading

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Video Golay Lecture: For Whom Are Southeast Asian Studies?

The 11th Frank H. Golay Memorial Lecture, Cornell University “For Whom are Southeast Asian Studies?” Caroline Hau (Kyoto University)     Video of lecture: Which audiences, publics, and peoples do Southeast Asianists address and serve? The question of “audience(s)”—real and … Continue reading

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Opening Lines of 50 Filipino Novels

  Aguilar, Faustino. Pinaglahuan (1907) Bayan ang tumawag at bayan ang dumalo.   Alfar, Dean Francis. Salamanca (2006) Seven years after the complete destruction of Manilaville in Louisiana, the dissolute author Gaudencio Rivera decided to settle the matter of his … Continue reading

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Q&A on “Tiempo Muerto”

Q&A with ABS-CBN News Channel’s Jam Pascual about Tiempo Muerto.

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Tiempo Muerto: An Excerpt

Town & Country (Philippines) features an excerpt from my novel, Tiempo Muerto.

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Featuring “Tiempo Muerto: A Novel”

An article by‘s Mia Rodriguez about Tiempo Muerto, just out from Ateneo de Manila University Press’ Bughaw Imprint.

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