Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Okay, So Wait...

...a minute. Just wait a minute. Three posts ago, when I referred to the fact that "a man named Harold Augenbraum" had mentioned my story (whether in a good, bad, or indifferent way, I do not know) in his review of Contemporary Fiction by Filipinos in America, perhaps those of you who are far more knowledgeable than I thought I was being facetious. But I am not a facetious arse (and you can quote me on that)! I truly did not know that he was the Executive Director of the National Book Foundation, which does that whole National Book Award thing.

I feel...lame. Rather lame.


Anonymous said...

Actually, I remember your story very well and how much I enjoyed it.

Harold Augenbraum

ver said...

If you are truly Mr. Augenbraum, I thank you kindly.

If you are a literary practical jokester then...well, I also thank you kindly.

There, that works out.

Harold Augenbraum said...

I actually am Harold Augenbraum and did indeed reply to your blog entry. I used to review for "Manoa", where that review appeared, when I was director of The Mercantile Library of New York. I have a love for Filipino-American literature (and some Filipino literature) that stems from reading N.V.M. Gonzalez's short stories, Ninotchka Rosa, etc. and I have just handed in a translation of Jose Rizal's "Noli Me Tangere" for Penguin, which will be published next year.

Harold Augenbraum said...

Sorry, a typo on Ninotchka Rosca's name.


ver said...

Excellent news about your translation of the Noli! I will spread the word.

Thanks for dropping by again!