Deerfield Teacher Honored with National Book Award

communications – November 29, 2010

English teacher Gina Apostol was recently awarded the Philippines National Book Award for her novel The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, published by Anvil Publishing, Inc. The citation presented to Ms. Apostol reads: “Gina Apostol tells our revolutionary history—or fragments of our history—using a pastiche of writing from the academe, a diary, stories within stories, jokes, puns, allusions, a virtual firecracker of words. Her novel is fearlessly intellectual, anchored firmly on the theories of Jacques Lacan… It affirms, if it still needs to be affirmed, the power of fiction to shape and reshape the gaps in the narratives of our history as a nation.”