Glenn Diaz

Glenn Diaz is the author of the The Quiet Ones (Ateneo Press), which won the Philippines’ Palanca Grand Prize for the Novel in 2017. At once a workplace novel and a meditation on history and globalization, The Quiet Ones is a grimly humorous take the soul-sapping, multi-billion-dollar call-centre industry. In interlocking narratives, it explores lives rendered mute by irate callers, scripted apologies, and life’s menial violence, but which manage to talk back every now and then, just as long as the Mute button is firmly pressed. A recipient of the M Literary Residency in Bangalore, India, his work has been published in the Philippines, India, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, and the US. He teaches literature and creative writing at the Ateneo de Manila University. He lives in Manila.


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