Dear ISF readers,
We are proud to offer you an Interview with Charles Tan (World Fantasy Award nominee).
Don’t miss the opportunity to read what Charles has to say about a variety of topics, such as his new Filipino-Chinese Anthology of Speculative Fiction, his nomination for the World Fantasy Awards, his view on the International Speculative Fiction scene and much more…
Editor in Chief
Hi Charles, You seem to have been very busy: a nomination, for the second year running, for the World Fantasy Award (for the Bibliophile Stalker) and you have just released your new anthology, Lauriat: A Filipino-Chinese Speculative Fiction Anthology. Congratulations! Really well done! Lets start by the nomination, How does it feel to be nominated for such a special award?
I’m honored, especially for a relatively unknown person like myself to represent both the Philippines and the contributions of blogging to the genre.
And what is the relevance of such a nomination for you?
Again, I’m honored and thrilled, but the honest answer is that life goes on as usual, regardless of the award nomination or not. Various projects are still underway, and I continue to do the various blogging that I do. It helps with the promotion to have “World Fantasy Award nominee” attached but aside from that, we do the work that we do not because we think it will win us awards, but because this is what we’re passionate about.