Sitoy, Lakambini

Also known as (Bing Sitoy)

Biography

2003-4 David T. K. Wong Fellowship

Lakambini A. Sitoy is the author of two collections of short stories, Mens Rea (1998) and Jungle Planet (2005). Bing has won awards in the Philippines for her short fiction and journalism, including Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards and a Manila Critics’ Circle National Book Award (1999). Her fiction has appeared in anthologies in her home country and in the United States, Britain and Europe.

Sitoy was among 21 authors on the Man Asian Literary Prize's long list in 2008. The novel, Sweet Haven, is her first. It was published in French by Albin Michel in October 2011.

The French edition of Bing Sitoy’s novel "Sweethaven", which she began the year she was a David T.K. Wong Fellow, has just been published by Albin Michel, and was released in October 2011.

There is more information about the book, including a synopsis, details and price, and an image of the cover, at Albin Michel's official website. The English rights have not been sold yet, but we are hoping the French publication will generate more interest about the book.

Bing is currently living in Denmark and completing an MA at Roskilde University.