Publish with us

Connect with us

Riverrun, A Novel

Danton Remoto
Select Preferred Format

Riverrun is a rite-of-passage novel on the life of Danilo Cruz, a young gay man who
grows up in a colourful and chaotic military dictatorship in the Philippines. Shaped
like a memoir, it glides from childhood to young adulthood in chapters written like
flash fiction and vignettes, along with a recipe for shark meat, a feature article,
extracts from a poem and vivid songs. It can be classified as literary fiction, that is
nevertheless accessible to the general reader.

Published: Aug/2020

ISBN: 9789814882866

Length: 216 Pages

Riverrun, A Novel

Danton Remoto

Riverrun is a rite-of-passage novel on the life of Danilo Cruz, a young gay man who
grows up in a colourful and chaotic military dictatorship in the Philippines. Shaped
like a memoir, it glides from childhood to young adulthood in chapters written like
flash fiction and vignettes, along with a recipe for shark meat, a feature article,
extracts from a poem and vivid songs. It can be classified as literary fiction, that is
nevertheless accessible to the general reader.

Select Preferred Format

Danton Remoto

Danton Remoto is a Professor of Creative Writing and Head of School, English, at the University of Nottingham Malaysia. He was educated at Ateneo de Manila University, University of Stirling, University of the Philippines, and Rutgers University. He has received fellowships and honours from the Asian Scholarship Foundation, British Council, Fulbright Foundation, and the Don Carlos Palanca Awards for Literature, among others. The Writers’ Union of the Philippines gave him a National Achievement Award in Literature (Gawad Balagtas sa Panitikan) in 2015. He was a Fellow at the Cambridge Conference on Contemporary Literature at Downing College, Cambridge University and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference at Middlebury College, Vermont. He has published a book of short fiction, three books of poems, and five books of non-fiction, all written originally in English. His body of work is cited in The Routledge Concise History of Southeast Asian Writing in English, The Encyclopedia of Postcolonial Literature, and The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Literature.