Lia Castro

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Lia Castro, MFA is a writer from the peninsula of Bataan, Philippines. Her novel in progress is about two Filipina sisters: a seafarer hoping to give a better life to her family and the other an activist fighting against a corrupt and abusive government. An excerpt of her novel was published in ATLAS journal, Australia. She is represented by Mary Krienke of Sterling Lord Literistic, Inc. Check out her website at


Cover Photo: An image of a being at the door holding flowers against a pink background with palm trees in the back—a shadow is cast on the being's face

They do, however, believe in spirits, engkantos, and the bruha.

Jan 22, 2021