About the author
[M]aria L. M. Fres-Felix is a U.S.-educated economist turned fictionist.
Her first book, ‘Sup? won the Grand Prize in the Pilar Perez Medallion for Teen Writing. Her third book, Boy in the Platinum Palace and Other Stories was a finalist for the National Book Awards in 2015.
She is described by National Artist F. Sionil Jose as one of the few writers today who “knows how to write a story.” In fact, she has won several Palanca Literary Awards and Philippine Free Press Literary Awards.
Fres-Felix is a former banker. Though hobbled by two left feet, she loves dancing.