Join us for a Book Reading with M. Evelina Galang presenting her new book LOLAS' HOUSE.
LOLAS’ HOUSE: Filipino Women Living with War is Galang’s first book of non-fiction in which she vividly details her travels as a Fulbright Scholar to her ancestral homeland of the Philippines and her efforts to gain the trust of these women, now lolas, which is the Tagalog word for “grannies.” Over time she managed to gain their trust and got them to share their harrowing accounts of being forced to leave their homes, consigned to a life of sex slavery. Galang is known as a fiction writer and the structure and narrative flow of the book reflect that, making LOLAS’ HOUSE a heartwrenching, spellbinding read. Each lola’s story is riveting and heartbreaking in its unvarnished telling.
M. EVELINA GALANG has been named one of the 100 most influential Filipinas in the United States and at-large by the Filipina Women's Network. She is the author of the story collection Her Wild American Self, novels One Tribe, and Angel de la Luna and the 5th Glorious Mystery, and the editor of Screaming Monkeys: Critiques of Asian American Images. Among her numerous awards are the 2004 Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) Prize for the Novel and the 2007 Global Filipino Literary Award for One Tribe. Galang directs the MFA Creative Writing Program at the University of Miami and is core faculty and board member of Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation (VONA). For more information, please visit