Jessica Hagedorn is a performance artist, poet, novelist and playwright, born and raised in the Philippines. Her novels include Dogeaters (Penguin 1990) which was nominated for a National Book Award and The Gangster of Love (Penguin 1996); a short story collection, Danger and Beauty (City Lights 2002).
Jessica Hagedorn is the author of "Toxicology", "Dream Jungle", "The Gangster Of Love", and "Dogeaters", which won the American Book Award and was a finalist for the National Book Award in fiction. She is also the author of "Danger and Beauty", a collection of poetry and prose, and the editor of "Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction". Her plays include "Most Wanted", the Heaven Trilogy, and the stage adaptation of "Dogeaters". Hagedorn recently edited "Manila Noir", a crime fiction anthology, for Akashic's acclaimed Noir series. She directs the creative writing master's program at LIU Brooklyn. For more information, visit www.jessicahagedorn.net.