Jessica Hagedorn

Jessica Hagedorn is a Filipino-American author, playwright, poet, and musician. Her novel Dogeaters won an American Book Award and was nominated for a National Book Award. She lives in New York City. Performance Artist.


"I don't know what issues concerning identity have helped contemporary fiction evolve to what it is now. All I know is that the range of voices that are being heard and published is a lot more diverse than when I was coming up."

- Jessica Hagerdorn