After being the most-acclaimed Filipino movie scriptwriter, Ricky Lee wears another hat in his star-studded career by launching his first novel entitled ” Para Kay B (O kung paano dinevastate ng pag-ibig ang 4 out of 5 sa atin)” on Nov. 30, 4 pm. Venue is the UP Bahay ng Alumni in Diliman, Quezon City.
Previously, Mr. Lee published books but they were more literary adaptations of his screenplay. The list includes “Trip to Quiapo” (considered a bible by aspiring screenwriters), “Si Tatang at mga Himala ng Ating Panahon” (anthology of short fiction, essays and a screenplay), and Brutal/Salome (the first-ever published film scripts in the Philippines).
“This is the realization of a lifelong dream for me,” says Mr. Lee, whom I had the fortune of interviewing in the past at his house in Xavierville, Quezon City – the official address of the notable Ricky Lee scriptwriting workshops. Mr. Lee is an avid bibliophile and also has an enviable collection of films in all formats.
This Ricky Lee biography via Nocturnal Neurons:
“Ricky Lee was one of the 100 Centennial Awardees of the CCP and a Gawad Balagtas Awardee by UMPIL. He won two first prizes for the short story in Filipino at the Palanca Awards, the first one in 1969 (for “H’wag. H’wag Mong Kukuwentuhan ang Batang si Wei-fung”) and then in 1970 (for “Servando Magdamag”).
He is known for having written and co-written some of the greatest Filipino film classics like Jaguar, Himala, Moral, Karnal, Macho Dancer, Madrasta, Anak, Nasaan Ka Man, Jose Rizal, among others. He had been in the creative helm of popular and acclaimed TV series Maalaala Mo Kaya, Sana’y Wala Nang Wakas, Ikaw ang Lahat sa Akin, Vietnam Rose, Lobo, and currently, the Malaysian co-produced Kahit Isang Saglit. ”
Para Kay B… will be sold at P250, but discounts will be given to those who order before Nov. 30. Contact 0906-5208085, call Kuya Jerry at 928-9557 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org