Sanchez, Anna Felicia C.

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Anna Felicia C. Sanchez was born in August 1981. She graduated with a BA in English Studies, major in Creative Writing, from the University of the Philippines Diliman, where she has won awards for her fiction in the Amelia Lapeña Bonifacio Literary Contest and the Supernatural Story Writing Contest sponsored by the Institute of Creative Writing. She placed second for a full-length play in English in the 2004 Palanca Awards. The past few years, she also participated as a fellow for fiction in English in the UP, Dumaguete and Iligan National Writers Workshops.

Anna was one of the young writers who received the UBOD New Authors Series grant, with the NCCA publishing her chapbook Frog Leap and Other Stories (2005). In addition to having been published in magazines that include Philippine GraphicPhilippineFree Press and Story Philippines, her stories have also been part of the UP Press’ Nine Supernatural Stories (2005) and Psicom Publishing’s Pinoy Amazing Adventures (2006). She co-wrote Loyola High: Freshman Diaries (2006) with Mykel Andrada, Vladimeir Gonzales and Beverly Siy. She authored chiclit novels Odd Girl Out, Glamour Games, and Where Your Dreams Come True.

Anna has worked as a researcher, translator and high school teacher, but at present she is an professor in DECL, UP Diliman. She lives in Marikina with her hairy half-Japanese husband (Ken Ishikawa, also a writer) and their daughter Yuuki.

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