F. H. Batacan

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F. H. Batacan or Maria Felisa H. Batacan is a writer and journalist who has won various literary awards for her first novel "Smaller and Smaller Circles." She is currently based in Singapore.


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Career

F. H. Batacan worked for the academe before moving to journalistic work. Since that turning-point, she has proceeded to a career in mass media, serving as producer and writer for current affairs shows in television networks.

In 1996, she was chosen as a fellow to the Dumaguete National Writers Workshop.

She won her first Palanca Award in 1998, a Third Prize for Short Story for "Door 59." In 1999, her novel "Smaller and Smaller Circles" won the Palanca Awards Grand Prize for a Novel. The novel was published by UP Press in 2002.

After winning a Palanca Award for her novel, she moved to Singapore and has been working there ever since; first, as a business journalist for a major daily, and currently, as the news editor of a radio station. She joined the Singapore Writers' Festival in 2005 as Philippine representative.

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