David Hontiveros


Thanks to the encouragement of many of his earliest English teachers, David Hontiveros has cultivated a lifelong love affair with language. Though he had already started writing in grade school, it was only after winning 2nd and 3rd places in a Halloween Horror Writing Contest and being asked to write a superhero comic book by a group of his friends (both incidents occurring during college) that he decided to make a serious attempt at some kind of career as a writer.

Since then he was written several comic books, pieces of short fiction, and numerous film and book reviews. He was a finalist for a National Book Award in 1997 for Best Comic Book [Dhampyr, art by Oliver Pulumbarit] and won the Palanca Award in 2002 for his short story “Kaming Mga Seroks”.

He has also edited comic books like One Night in Purgatory [Best Comic Book, 2001 Sanghaya Yearbook, National Commission for Culture and Arts; 2001 National Book Award Finalist, Best Comic Book] and Ang Kagila-gilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni ZsaZsa Zaturnnah (co-editor) [2002 National Book Award Winner, Best Comic Book], both written and drawn by Carl Vergara.

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