Filipino student bags international literary award for story on mental health

CNN – Published Feb 19, 2021 6:17:25 PM

Metro Manila — A Filipino student won recognition at the 2020 International Literary Prize of the UK-based Hammond House Publishing, with his short story chosen as one of the winning entries under the Editor’s Choice category.

Christian Andrei Laplap, a University of the Philippines Cebu student, received the award for his piece “The Oddity That Is Them” — which tackles mental health. This was confirmed by UP Cebu in a press release on Wednesday.

According to UP Cebu, the winning literary works will be published in the annual Hammond House anthologies, expected to be released this February.

Sponsored by the University Centre Grimsby, the annual writing competition attracts entries from over 20 countries for different categories including screenplay, short story, and poetry.


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