Ninotchka Rosca, 18th Annual ODU Literary Festival


Ninotchka Rosca

Document Type

Featured Participant

Festival Date



Chandler Recital Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center

Author/Artist Bio

Ninotchka Rosca is an exiled journalist and novelist from the Philippines. She left the Philippines in the 1970s after being jailed for her opposition to President Marcos’ declaration of martial law and since then she has been living and writing in the USA. Her most recent novel was published by W.W. Norton, Twice Blessed, and won the American Book Award in 1993. She works closely with the human rights community and speaks widely about, and on behalf of, women who have experienced human rights violations. About Rosca, New York Newsday writes, "One of the Philippines’ best known and most controversial writers (now in exile in the United States) has written a satirical novel of her country featuring a twin set of arrogant and greedy rulers — one of whom collects shoes." In addition to Twice Blessed, Rosca has also published State of War, ENDGAME: The Fall of Marcos, and Monsoon Collection. She is currently working on her new novel, The Archipelago of Saint Lazarus.


Rosca read on Wednesday, October 4,1995 at the Chandler Hall, Diehn Fine and Performing Arts Center in Norfolk, Virginia at 8:00 p.m.

Rosca also participated in a talk called "Silencing of Women: Direct and Indirect Censorshop, in the River Rooms, Webb Center, in Norfolk, Virginia. On Thursday October 5, 1995 at 3:00pm.


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