Francis Quina

  • Graduate Student, PhD Literature

Francis Paolo Quina earned his BA and MA in Creative Writing from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman. His research interests include popular culture studies, production of culture, book history, transmedia narratives, comics and graphic novels, and contemporary Philippine literature in English.

His fiction, nonfiction, and poetry appeared in a variety of publications and anthologies both in the Philippines and abroad. His short story “Pigs” was included in the inaugural Best Asian Short Stories anthology (KITAAB, 2017) and won a Palanca Award for Literature in 2018.

His first book of fiction, Field of Play and Other Fictions (Visprint Inc., 2018) was a finalist for both the Manila Critics Circles’ National Book Awards and the Madrigal-Gonzalez Best First Book Award. He is the editor of the anthology Here and Now: Selected Poetics from the UP National Writers Workshop (Likhaan: UP Institute of Creative Writing, 2019) and co-editor of the bilingual fiction anthology, Lapat: Antolohiya ng mga Kontemporaneong Kuwento (Komisyon ng Wikang Filipino, 2020).

He is currently working on his second book of fiction, as well as book chapters on Philippine comics.

He is on leave from his faculty position at the Department of English & Comparative Literature at UP Diliman.