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Bino A. Realuyo is a Filipino-American novelist, poet, community organizer and adult educator. He was born and raised in Manila, Philippines but spent most of his adult life in New York City. His acclaimed novel, The Umbrella Country published in 1999 by Ballantine Reader's Circle, Random House was included in Booklist's Top Ten First Novels of 1999. Upon release, the novel reached the #2 spot in the Philippines. The Umbrella Country was also a nominee for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers Award 1999 and a recipient of the first Asian American "Members' Choice" Literary Award in the year 2000.
Realuyo's first poetry collection, The Gods We Worship Live Next Door won the 2005 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry, selected by Grace Schulman, distinguished professor of English at Baruch College, City University of New York and poetry editor of The Nation. It was released by the University of Utah Press in March 2006. The Philippine edition of The Gods We Worship Live Next Door was released by Anvil Press in the Philippines in March, 2008, marking his very first book publication in his birth country. The Gods We Worship Live Next Door received a 2009 Philippine National Book Award.
He is a regular contributor to The Literary Review and guest edited its special issue on contemporary Filipino and Filipino-American literature in Spring 2000, titled "Am Here: Contemporary Filipino Writings in English". He is also the editor of The NuyorAsian Anthology: Asian American writings about New York City, a collection commemorating 100 years of Asian American presence in New York City. The anthology was published by the Asian American Writers' Workshop and Temple University Press in 1999, and awarded a PEN Open Book Award 2000.
Realuyo began his writing through his plays and poetry in elementary school. He wrote in Pilipino/Tagalog, his native language but later on shifted to English when his family immigrated to the United States when he was a teenager. Since co-founding Asian American Writers' Workshop Asian American Writers' Workshop after college, he has been published in major literary journals, magazines and anthologies in the United States including The Nation, Manoa, Mid-American Review, Puerto del Sol, New Letters, and The Kenyon Review. His work is widely anthologized and reviewed internationally. Most recently, he (Filipineza, poem )is included in the Norton Anthology Language for a New Century and Fire in the Soul: 100 Poems for Human Rights.
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