First posted: http://www.ateneo.edu, june 21, 2008
Danton R. Remoto, associate professor in the Department of English and Ateneo alumnus (AB IS 1983, MA English Lit 1989), placed third in the Nick Joaquin Literary Awards sponsored by the Philippine Graphic Magazine for his short story “Wings of Desire.” The story is about an overseas Filipino whose child dies far away from him, in the Philippines.
The awarding ceremony was held on June 18, 2008 in Makati City. Remoto is known for co-editing the Ladlad series with J. Neil Garcia. He has also published books such as “Skin , Voices , Faces” and “Black Silk Pajamas / Poems in English and Filipino.” He has also won numerous awards, including the ASEAN prize for the essay (1979), the Palanca for the essay (1987), the CCP literary awards for poetry (1987, 1988, 1989), and the Stirling District Arts Council (Scotland) award for poetry and the short story (1989, 1990). The Philippines Free Press also gave him a third prize for his short story “The Heart of Summer” in 2006.