The effects of Typhoon Mangkhut, the strongest typhoon in the world this year, were felt differently by different communities. For Monica Macansantos, it highlighted a long-standing economic and cultural divide, turning a 30-minute trip into a journey to a completely different experience.
Author Archives: Monica Macansantos
Monica Macansantos was a James A. Michener Fellow in Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned her MFA, and also holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the Victoria University of Wellington. She has recently completed a short story collection and a novel, both of which are mostly set in her hometown of Baguio. Her work has recently appeared in SBS Life, Women's Studies Quarterly, Takahe, and Aotearotica, among other places. Her essay, "Becoming A Writer: The Silences We Write Against", was named Notable in The Best American Essays 2016. Learn more about her work at monicamacansantos.com or on Twitter @missmacansantos.