Jose Daliday is an English professor and director of the Institute of Creative Writing at the University of the Philippines. He is the author of more than twenty books, including novels, story collections, plays, and essays; a recipient of the National Book Award from the Manila Critics Circle; and was named by the Cultural Center of the Philippines Centennial Honors List as one of the top 100 most accomplished and influential Filipino artists of the past century.
In the coming days we will be publishing a series of pieces about and by Dalisay. But first, a quick flashback to Dalisay’s first appearance in Contrappasso. Noel King caught up with Dalisay at the Pan Pacific Manila on 19 August 2013 for an interview which was published in our sixth issue and is online here: